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Irakli II, king Kakheti and Kartli began to build the fortress in 1772. It was designed not only for the inhabitants of Sighnaghi but in case of invasion, which occurred often, to offer shelter to the inhabitants of neighboring villages. Therefore, each village contributed to its building and each of the 23 towers got the name of the village that built it. It has 6 entrances: Magharo (the main entrance), Bodbe, Mashnari, Vakiri, Zairb Khovelini, Shilda. The wall and the towers were built with pebbles and bricks
Though the city wall of Sighnaghi is 4500 meters and has 23 towers it is not easy to have a general view on it. There is a viewpoint overhanging Sighnaghi that offers this landscape but as the weather was misty and rainy (and it was late), we did not search for it. The photos give a few aspects of the city wall running from the valley to the top of the hills.
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