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Castles in Georgia ORR

Castles in Georgia ORR

Castles in Georgia

The fairy tales of Old Europe are so familiar to us, it's easy to forget that they are just that - fairy tales. It wasn't until the arrival of Colchis and its Golden Fleece that we eventually realized that these stories have deep, dark secrets.

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The last castle to be built in Georgia was the Rabati Castle, which was built between 1250 and 1299. The original town was built from 700–800, with the castle being built in the 1260s. From the 1260s to the 1340s the castle and the surrounding town was the capital city of the province of Samtskhe-Saatabago, which was ruled by the House of Jaqeli.

Ananuri fortress is located 70km from Tbilisi, on the banks of the Zhinvali Dam. At the time, Ananuri had great importance as the main reference point. Only the citadel has survived from the majestic fortress, but the castle is considered one of the most famous fortresses in Georgia and every year hundreds of thousands of tourists visit this attraction. (Source: mygeotrip.com)

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This is a mammoth 58,000-square-foot stone castle sitting on 220 acres. The price tag for this unusual estate is more than $5 million. The castle is located on Highway 157 in Cloudland, Georgia. It is comprised of four sections: the front main castle, west wing castle, east wing castle and rear armory, all centered around an enclosed courtyard. To give you an idea how big this is, just the entryway or portico of the front castle is bigger than most houses.

When most people think of castles, Europe springs to mind. However, there are many castles in the United States, including some that are located in the state of Georgia. These unique homes inspire and awe tourists and residents alike. Most of the castles in Georgia were conceived and built from the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people. (Source: traveltips.usatoday.com)

 

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