Narikala fortress is the most known landmark of Tbilisi. No one leaves Tbilisi without walking around this amazing fortress. You can feel the history of Tbilisi, even though the walls are not in a great shape. During the day Narikala fortress draws your attention from all sides of Tbilisi. It overlooks Mtkvari River, which makes Narikala more incredible. Narikala is one of the most visited places in Tbilisi.
Narikala is an historical fortress overlooking Tbilisi. The fortress was founded in the 4th century. Umayyad expanded it in the 7th century. Narikala consists of two walled sections between the suplhur baths and the botanical garden. The fortress was renamed "Narin Qala" by Mongols ("narin"-small, "qala"-fortress).In 1827 Narikala was destroyed by the earthquake. There is located St.Nicolas temple dated the 12th century.