Tbilisi Development Fund will launch the second stage of rehabilitation works at Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze announced at the municipal government meeting.
The Mayor noted that the outer perimeter walls will be fortified and lighting systems installed.
“I am not going to speak about the importance of this monument for our city. It is one of the most beautiful places. Many tourists visit it, and now it needs rehabilitation,” he said.
The rehabilitation works are planned to be completed in June 2025.
One of the most famous and popular attractions of the country, Narikala, is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Mtkvari River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulfur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire.