Ushguli

Ushguli

Ushguli is a village located in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, Georgia. Many typical Svaneti defensive tower houses are found throughout the village. The Ushguli Chapel located on a hilltop near the village dates back to the 12th century AD. The village was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 as part of Upper Svaneti.

Site Information

Country: Georgia

District: Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Georgian

Later Cultures: Georgian

Site Features: Georgian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Upper Svaneti

Date of Inscription: 1996

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