Admire the unique architecture of the tower in the ancient village of Svaneti - US


Svaneti old village located in deep canyons and is surrounded by the giant peaks snow-capped mountains, isolated and no one known until the mid-19th century.

Svaneti old village situated on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and the northwestern part of Georgia (USA). The area is isolated until the Russian occupation in the mid-19th century To serve military purposes, they have to build watch towers and fortified stone house.


Built from the 9th century to the 13th century, the towers in Svaneti villages are 20 to 25 meters high with 4-5 floors. The thickness of the walls descending to climb, giving the tower a shape "slender", "slim". The towers were also used for residential housing, the ground floor has a single room with a fireplace, as shelter for people and animals in winter, they still summer on the upper floors. and also serves as an animal feed store and stuff. Each tower has a single door to, information with protection corridor.


Over time, many towers are gone or ruined. Currently, more than 200 of which are still intact. Such towers can be found in the villages of Mestia and as Latali border. It is also attractive US destinations for travelers interested in exploring the ancient land.



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