17 August 2017
Rustavi fortress (or fortified town of Rustavi) — historical fortress in Kukheti, Rustavi territory. The fortress was one on the several that were built around Tbilisi to protect the capital city. During its existence the fortress had three different fences for different periods. At first (V-VIII centuries) the fence had quadrangular towers and the second so-called internal fence had semicircular towers. Later both of these fences were joined into one fence (IX-XI centuries). The third, so-called external fence had a gate with a tunnel (XII-XIII centuries). The fortress had two fences on the east side at the same time. Rustavi fortress is the only fortress in Georgia where there’re frescoes.