The earliest sources of Gagi Castle dates from the 11th century. The Armenian historian Vardan (13th century) reported that it was built by King Gagic I (990-1020). The ruins of the castle however date from the older ages and probably Gagik I just rebuilt them.

The castle controlled the route leading to Tbilisi from the south. During the 15th century it also got known as Aghjakala, meaning 'White Castle', due to the color of its walls.

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