About Sights – The Memorial of Georgian Warrior Heroes in Gori

The sculptures that comprise the Memorial of Georgian Warrior Heroes were made between 1981-85 by Georgian sculptor Giorgi Ochiauri (Georgian: ოჩიაური გოგი) and placed around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Vake Park in Tbilisi.

Memorial of Georgian Warrior Heros in Vake Park

In 2009 the sculptures were moved to their present location at the foot of Gori Fortress in the city of Gori (Georgian: გორი) in Shida Kartli region.

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The memorial consists of eight warriors seated in a circle on individual rough hewn stone blocks.

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A stone has been been placed to one side of the circle that has niches for candles.

Place for Candles at the Memorial of Georgian Warrior Heroes by the Gori Fortress

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How to get there: A minibus from Tbilisi’s Didube (Metro Didube) bus station to the bus terminal in Gori will take about one and a half hours. The Memorial is located at the foot of Gori Fortress.

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