Bebris Tsikhe (The Elder's Fortress) is located further up the main road from Samtavro. The ruins are fun, if a bit dangerous, to climb on for views overlooking Mtskheta and the valley formed around the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Georgia


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Vano Pukhauri (14 months ago)
excellent views from above. you need to climb a few minutes along a steep path, but it's worth it. Mtskheta, the Jvari monastery in the distance, the Aragvi river, Svetitskhoveli cathedral, theatron and much more are perfectly visible. And it's very close. And a very friendly black dog that will be yours friend, especially if you don’t skimp on a piece of delicious khachapuri or Mtskheta pie from Salobie :)
ლიეხიმ ეძიქილემ (17 months ago)
fantastic views at Aragvi river and city Mtskheta
Lucie Hodges (21 months ago)
The fortress is only a small climb up. There are lovely views over the area. Theres no cost, nor any shop or toilets or anything, it really is an old ruin! We came around 10am on a February weekday and our taxi driver seemed to think we were mad asking to be dropped there! We were the only tourists. But it was worth starting there, and then walking back down to the town via the monastery and a collection of horses we found to pet!
FRANK SH LEE (2 years ago)
Ruined Bebristsikhe Fortress, It seems still under maintain but... seems stopped many years. View around here that is worth it. Beautiful blue colored river and color of autumn.
Arthit Yodyunyong (2 years ago)
Closed for restoration. Still you can see the good panorama view of Mtskheta include Jvari Monastery. No tourists up there.
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