Surami Castle

Surami, Georgia

Strategically located at the entrance into the Borjomi Gorge and guarding the road from eastern to western Georgia, Surami town became a heavily fortified town in the 12th century. From the 1170s to the latter part of the 14th century, the fortress of Surami was a hereditary fief of the dynasty of the eristavs (dukes) of Kartli.

Subsequently, Surami declined but retained its lively trading post as well as the fortress which was reconstructed in the 16th and 17th centuries. By the mid-18th century, according to Prince Vakhushti, Surami had 200 households of Georgians, Armenians and Jews. In the 1740s, Surami was used by Prince Givi Amilakhvari as his base against King Teimuraz IIand Persians. After the prince’s surrender in 1745, the fortress was demolished, but later restored and exploited by the Russo-Georgian troops in anti-Ottoman operations during the Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774).

After the Russian annexation of Georgia in 1801, Surami housed a military post and was later popularized as a mountain climatic resort.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Georgia

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Harsh Sharma (11 months ago)
It's a Awesome place to visit . Such a beautiful place with many things to look around
Nitesh Sharma (11 months ago)
very good one. everyone must visit.
SATENDER KUMAR MISHRA (12 months ago)
Fantastic & Beautiful fort and church! It's down a small alley with no parking but there's lots of streets around to park on. Enjoy with personal music system location for peace of mind
Sergei Artemenko (We'll help) (13 months ago)
This fortress is a very interesting object. Nobody restores. Entrance, of course, is free. Half an hour is enough for inspection. Shoes should be comfortable, such as sneakers.
Noa Singer (2 years ago)
What a beautiful Fortress! I would very much recommend having a trip to here
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