Amilakhvari Castle

Amilakhvari Castle lies in the village of Kvemo Chala, in the Kaspi municipality in the Shida Kartli region in Georgia.

Amilakhvari Castle was built in the 70's and 80's of the 17th century by the Amilakhvari family who were Georgian nobles. The castle stood in the north part of a bigger complex that has now almost disappeared. The castle consists of a rectangular fortress with a, now ruined, castle hall in its western part, a church with a keep and 2 round corner towers.

The tower abutting the church was originally meant to become a bell tower but was turned into a keep due to the worsening of the political situation in the country, in the middle of the 18th century when Prince Givi Amilakhvari was fighting intermittently with and against the Ottomans and the Persian Nader Shah.

In the same village, almost on the other side of the road, are the 2 Kvemo Chala Towers. These are actually remnants of 2 smaller castles, which also belonged to the Amilakhvari family. The castle has intervisibility with Skhvilo Castle in the hills east of the village.

At present Amilakhvari Castle is freely accessible. A very nice feudal castle.


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Amilakhvari Castle

Amilakhvari Castle lies in the village of Kvemo Chala, in the Kaspi municipality in the Shida Kartli region in Georgia.

Amilakhvari Castle was built in the 70's and 80's of the 17th century by the Amilakhvari family who were Georgian nobles. The castle stood in the north part of a bigger complex that has now almost disappeared. The castle consists of a rectangular fortress with a, now ruined, castle hall in its western part, a church with a keep and 2 round corner towers.

The tower abutting the church was originally meant to become a bell tower but was turned into a keep due to the worsening of the political situation in the country, in the middle of the 18th century when Prince Givi Amilakhvari was fighting intermittently with and against the Ottomans and the Persian Nader Shah.

In the same village, almost on the other side of the road, are the 2 Kvemo Chala Towers. These are actually remnants of 2 smaller castles, which also belonged to the Amilakhvari family. The castle has intervisibility with Skhvilo Castle in the hills east of the village.

At present Amilakhvari Castle is freely accessible. A very nice feudal castle.


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