Signagi

 

This old town tourist is located 120 kilometers south of the city of Tbilisi. Signagi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen.

As of the 1770 census, Signagi was settled by 100 families, chiefly craftsmen and merchants. When Georgia was annexed by Imperial Russia in 1801, Signagi (Signakh) was officially granted town status and became a centre of Signakh uyezd within Tiflis Governorate in 1802. In 1812, Signak joined the rebellion with the rest of Kakheti against the Russian rule. During the Caucasian War, the town “was considered an important point on account of its proximity to” Dagestan.

The town quickly rose in its size and population and became an agricultural center under the Soviet Union. The severe economic crisis in post-Soviet Georgia heavily affected the town, but a major reconstruction project recently launched by the Government of Georgia and co-funded by several international organizations intends to address an increasing tourist interest and modernize infrastructure.

 

Meet the “Love City” in Georgia

This old town tourist is located 120 kilometers south of the city of Tbilisi. Signagi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen.

As of the 1770 census, Signagi was settled by 100 families, chiefly craftsmen and merchants. When Georgia was annexed by Imperial Russia in 1801, Signagi (Signakh) was officially granted town status and became a centre of Signakh uyezd within Tiflis Governorate in 1802. In 1812, Signak joined the rebellion with the rest of Kakheti against the Russian rule. During the Caucasian War, the town “was considered an important point on account of its proximity to” Dagestan. This beautiful city is a great place to relax and visit tourists all over the world, there are many beautiful historical and spectacular views around this beautiful city.

Signagi is known as a “City of Love” in Georgia, with many couples visiting it just to get married. The streets and alleys of this city have been paving the roof of its beautiful houses with a red, rural and special appearance to the city skyline.

Signagi

The sightseeing attractions of this vibrant city are the following:

  1. Walking around the town’s 18th century wall

 Sighanghi is home to one of the biggest fortifying walls in Georgia, occupying close to 40 hectares. The wall has 23 towers and six gates. The 4.5 meter wall is 1.5 meters wide, and runs for a length of 4.5 kilometers. The best place to view it is at the tower gate on the road to Sakobo/Tsnori.

  1. Visit the Signagi Museum

The Signagi Pirosmani Museum boasts stunning archeological artifcates as well as gorgeous artwork and masterpieces created by various Georgian artists. You can also see the works of Niko Pirosmani, one of Georgia’s most famous folk artists. The museum is located near the town square at the summit of Sighnaghi, and it can be reached by taking the stairs to the left of the large clock tower building.

3.Going up the hill to reach  St Stephen’s Church

This 17th century Georgian Orthodox church is a stunning example of ancient architecture. The church dominates the skyline of this tiny town.

  1. Visit the Monastery of Bodbe

Bodbe Convent is situated in the hills just a few kilometers outside of Sighnaghi, and it’s an important pilgrimage for many Georgians.  St. Nino, a 4th century apostle of Georgia and one of Georgia’s most important female patrons, is entombed here. The monastery was constructed at the end of the 1oth century, and reconstructed again in the XIX century.

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