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The Fortress

Signagi was officially declared as a town in XVIII century. The town was built on the fortress built according to the order of Erekle II King. The town is located on the slope of the mountain which grows from Alasani plane and leads to insights of Kakheti valley.

The word "Sighnai originates from Turkish one and means shelter. The title of the town expresses the main purpose of the city.

As it is known the town is surrounded by fortress which used to protect its inhabitants and even people from surrounding villages.

There are 23 towers built in the fortress. Special gates blocked roads to the town. The gates have titles of the bordering villages. It is believed that each gate was named for the corresponding village.


In Signagi and bordering territory you will find a number of Christian - orthodox churches. Here are churches of holy Stephen and holy George. The church of holy Stephen in built in the fortress of the town. Unique architectural solution of the building puts it in the list of all city tours.


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