Rabati Castle
Rabati Castle
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  • Simon PD
    Königstein im Taunus, Germany358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved it there!
    It is a perfectly good restoration and allowed you to feel how it would have been in its glory. Beautiful and stunning everywhere you look. The kids loved it, but no dungeon…..when we went. Restaurants are good and not crazy price, more like Western Europe prices but better food.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • haris d
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most recommended visit
    The Rabati Castle is the most visit for tourists in Georgia. The Castel is well maintained and informative. Also provided with audio information and very unique Castle that combination between architecture Persian European and Caucasian.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Tyra
    Tbilisi, Georgia206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerizing castle 🏰
    Entry fees costs 3 gel for students with Georgian TRC . The castle holds a museum which costs further 2 gel for students with Georgian TRC . Location : just 10 minutes walking distance from bus station Akhaltsikhe. It's simply a mesmerizing and breathtaking castle covering a wide area . Filled with plenty of colors is a treat to eyes . Must visit place when visiting Georgia. Remember to climb up and take pics . Explore all the areas of the castle and try to reach during the first hours coz then there is a lot of crowd .
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2024
  • kimwillrule
    Singapore, Singapore6,283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only the fortress
    Rabati Fortress, Alkhaltsikhe, Georgia: Georgia city is full of old ruins, churches, fortresses, palaces – some lovingly restored, some left to abandon. If you haven’t had your fill, Rabati Fortress can be added to your list. It’s most recently restored, so it’s lost a bit of its old faded romantic charm. We only combed the fortress and gave the Alkhaltsikhe castle as miss. This where the Turks ruled for 200 years so hence the mosque built within the compound. #eatstylishtravelstylish
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 June 2024
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The fortress dates back to the ninth century although it been recently reconstructed. Located on a hill overlooking the town, the fortress is a mix of medieval European and Turkish architecture.

The entrance leads to a large courtyard with terraced gardens, restaurants, cafes and a hotel. The courtyard is also used for performances. Moving up from the courtyard, you enter the Castle which has many structures including a Nunnery, an Ottoman style pavilion, a Mosque, the Pasha's recreation quarters, a Citadel, Jail, a Madarasah or Islamic school and a museum. The museum unfortunately has a separate entrance fee. An underground Meskhetian Hall gives an idea of life in the medieval times.

The castle has many gardens and fountains and is surrounded by crenellated walls and towers. You can climb the towers and walk along the walls.

The castle is beautifully reconstructed and gives an idea of life in an earlier era. It also provides a glimpse into the history of the region as it moved between various empires with differing religious faiths and you can find here both a nunnery and a mosque.
Written 28 March 2020
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Mustafa Grump
East Garston, UK182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Fantastic location looking out over the town. It was completely restored a decade ago years and contains a range of buildings spanning several hundred years of use by various different occupiers. I prefer reconstructed buildings to ramshackle ruins and the Georgian government has done a great job with this one. The outer courtyard is free to enter and there are a couple of bar/restaurant places and a souvenir shop, the inner courtyard is ticketed and worth the small expense for the better views and enclosed gardens
Written 20 July 2022
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Rabati Fortress was one of the best attractions I have visited in Georgia, it is extensively renovated so at some points you feel it alive, the fortress is very interesting, multicultural, and a beautiful sight to see, it is truly a hidden gem that you must visit.
The original fortress was built in the ninth century, but of course, it has been reconstructed and renovated many times over the years, most recently in 2011, many people complain that it is too renovated to the point that it lost its original state, I did not feel that at all, I found it to be lovely, a real point of cultural harmony, except obviously for the restaurant, cafes, and hotels if that truly exists within the complex.
Make sure to take the paid tour and visit the museum to get the full experience.
Written 28 February 2021
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Tyra
Tbilisi, Georgia206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Entry fees costs 3 gel for students with Georgian TRC . The castle holds a museum which costs further 2 gel for students with Georgian TRC .

Location : just 10 minutes walking distance from bus station Akhaltsikhe. It's simply a mesmerizing and breathtaking castle covering a wide area . Filled with plenty of colors is a treat to eyes . Must visit place when visiting Georgia.

Remember to climb up and take pics . Explore all the areas of the castle and try to reach during the first hours coz then there is a lot of crowd .
Written 10 June 2024
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kimwillrule
Singapore, Singapore6,283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Rabati Fortress, Alkhaltsikhe, Georgia: Georgia city is full of old ruins, churches, fortresses, palaces – some lovingly restored, some left to abandon. If you haven’t had your fill, Rabati Fortress can be added to your list. It’s most recently restored, so it’s lost a bit of its old faded romantic charm. We only combed the fortress and gave the Alkhaltsikhe castle as miss. This where the Turks ruled for 200 years so hence the mosque built within the compound. #eatstylishtravelstylish
Written 20 June 2024
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Fortress (Castle) of Rabati, located on the left bank of the Potskovi River, was one of the most amazing sites that we visited during our trip to Georgia. Renovated by the Ottoman rulers around 17th and 18th centuries. A great place for a tour and enjoy the wonderful gardens and the beautiful buildings as well as the wonderful view from the roof of the castle and the walls that surrounds this amazing site.
NOT 2 B MISSED.
Written 16 November 2020
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haris d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The Rabati Castle is the most visit for tourists in Georgia. The Castel is well maintained and informative. Also provided with audio information and very unique Castle that combination between architecture Persian European and Caucasian.
Written 9 August 2023
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Simon PD
Königstein im Taunus, Germany358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It is a perfectly good restoration and allowed you to feel how it would have been in its glory. Beautiful and stunning everywhere you look. The kids loved it, but no dungeon…..when we went. Restaurants are good and not crazy price, more like Western Europe prices but better food.
Written 6 August 2023
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Carol
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A disappointing experience. Inside castle walls there were restaurants and a hotel. Too comercial and although the landscaping was beautiful and the castle area was clean, it felt like it was empty of story. It did not tell the history of the people who once lived there and no artifacts were visible. Many areas closed to visitors as well.
Written 12 October 2023
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a large castle complex on the top of a hill overlooking the town. It has many buildings including some from the Otterman period. It has been extensively renovated and now includes several restaurants. Even so it's a good insight into the period the castle was active.
Written 9 October 2022
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