Mestia

A mountainous town with a city feel, Mestia boasts historic landmarks, traditional architecture, and spectacular nature.

Mestia is a highland townlet in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500m in the Caucasus Mountains. The townlet is dominated by stone defensive towers of a type seen in Ushguli ("Svan towers"). A typical Svan fortified dwelling consisted of a tower, an adjacent house (machub) and some other household structures encircled by a defensive wall. Unique icons and manuscripts are kept in Mestia Historical-Ethnographic Museum. Mestia is also a center of mountaineer tourism and alpinism.
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