About Sights – Mutso

Mutso (Georgian: მუცო) is one of the former Khevsur strongholds of the historic Georgian province of Khevsureti (now part of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region) in north-eastern Georgia. Its medieval fortified dwellings and towers are arranged on vertical terraces above the Mutso-Ardoti gorge.

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The medieval fortified dwellings and towers of Mutso in the historic Georgian province of Khevsureti

Recent restoration work by the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation will help to preserve this important part of Georgia’s heritage.

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Restoration work at Mutso

 

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Restoration work at Mutso

The Khevsurs who lived in Mutso were exceptional warriors and Georgian Kings regarded them as reliable guardians of the northern border of the kingdom.

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Restoration work at Mutso

Located on a rocky mountain (1880 m) on the right bank of the Andakistskali River (ანდაქისწყალი), the village of Mutso comprises four fortified towers and thirty fortified dwellings that were abandoned more than a century ago.

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Restoration work at Mutso

 

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Mutso (Georgian: მუცო) is one of the former Khevsur strongholds of Khevsureti

Although difficult to access, Mutso is a popular destination for tourists and mountain trekkers.

 

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A medieval fortified tower at Mutso

Photo source: the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation (საქართველოს კულტურული მემკვიდრეობა

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