Sighnaghi

All about Sighnaghi

About Sighnaghi

 Sighnaghi serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia's wine-growing regions, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Signagi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. 
The name “Sighnaghi“ comes from Old Turkic word of syghynak (Turkish: sığınak, Azerbaijani: sığınacaq), meaning "shelter" or "asylum".

History of Sighnaghi

Signagi is located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, first settled in the Paleolithic period. Throughout its history Signagi or Sighnaghi was known to the local population as Kambechovani, and later as Kisikhi or Kisiki. The word Sighnaghi in the Turkic language means shelter or trench. Signagi as a settlement was first recorded in the early 18th century.

St. Stephen church

Location - Kakheti, Sighnaghi,  
Distance from Tbilisi – 117 km
Date of construction:  1762 year.
Height above sea level - 750 m.
Religious status: Orthodox
Affiliation: Georgian Orthodox Church

Church of St. George

Location - Kakheti, Sighnaghi,
Distance from Tbilisi – 117 km
Distance from Sighnaghi Center - 500 m.
Date of construction: three-nave basilica - 19th century.
Complex: St. Giorgi three-nave basilica, bell tower.
Height above sea level - 730 m.
Religious status: Orthodox
Affiliation: Georgian Orthodox Church

Sighnaghi Fortress

Location -  Sighnaghi, Kakheti.
Date of construction - 1762
Sighnaghi's fortifying wall is one of the biggest in Georgia, its area occupies 40 hectares. Town wall has 23 towers, each one named for a nearby town, and 6 gates, its width is 1.5 m, height 4.5 m and total length is 4.5 km. A small section of the wall has been restored for tourism.

Bodbe Monastery

Location - Kakheti, Sighnaghi, Kedeli
Distance from Tbilisi - 113 km
Distance from Sighnaghi - 3 km
Date of construction: three-nave basilica - VIII-IX centuries.
Complex: St. Giorgi three-nave basilica, bell tower, fence, New St. Nino Temple,
Height above sea level - 750 m.
Religious status: Orthodox
Affiliation: Georgian Orthodox Church

Spring "Tavgatekhila"

Tavgatekhila spring is located on Bidzina Kvernadze Street in Sighnaghi. Before his death, Vano Sarajishvili requested water from the source of the beheading. The museum holds a large, blue vessel - the dock with which the brother brought the long-awaited spring to the sick Vano.

Spring Ormila

Ormila spring is located in Sighnaghi, 500 meters from the center, at the beginning of Ormila settlement. Ormila water is a distinctive cold spring water.

Sighnaghi Museum

Sighnaghi Museum was established in 2007. Signagi Museum exhibits Archeology, Ethnography and Medieval expositions. Intensive archeological activities started in Kakheti in the 60-ies of the 20th c. Majority of the unearthed items such as household and cultic articles ranging in time from the Stone Age to the 1st c. BC, are now displayed at the Signagi Museum. Sighnaghi Museum features diverse ethnographic material: musical instruments, weapons, vestments and items reflecting the lifestyle of this town.

Mirianashvili Museum

The Museum of Sandro Mirianashvili (1915-1987), keeps folk musical instruments, including Georgian, as well as Eastern ones; also, personal goods of the composer: paintings, including XIX century Georgian, Greek and Russian icons, photo materials from life of Sandro Mirianashvili, manuscripts of the composer, music, books and etc.
Address: 8, Sarajishvili Street, Sighnaghi Town.

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Contact

Address: st. Signagi
Mob: (+995) 557474144
Email: sighnaghitravel@gmail.com,

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