Gremi Fortress

Gremi is a 16th-century architectural monument consisting of the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. It is located 115 km away from Tbilisi in Kakheti region of Georgia. The complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi.
It was the capital of the Kakhety Kingdom in the 16th and 17th centuries and functioned as a lively trading town on the Silk Road. Besides it was royal residence until being razed to the ground by the armies of Shah Abbas I of Persia in 1615. The town never regained its past prosperity and Kakheti kings transferred their capital to the town of Telavi in the mid-17th century.
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