Fortress of Drisi (Region of Shida Kartli)
Fortress of Drisi is located in Shida Kartli, in the Kaspi municipality, on the left bank of the Tedzami River, on top of a cliff. The fortress of the late Middle Ages from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Sometimes it is called Javakhis-Tsikhe or Tamaris-Tsikhe and Tamarisi – the fortress of Queen Tamara. The complex consists of a castle, a church, a tower and a palace. Once a mighty fortress closed the approaches to the Tezami Gorge from the north side
The fortress of Drisi was surrounded by a protective wall of complex shape. The builders used the flat surface of the rocky promontory. All buildings, except for the church, are built of sandstone and cobblestone. There is a tower to the north, and a palace to the south, which is now completely destroyed. The church of St. George, standing on the upper tier of the castle, is built of well-ironed blocks of green tufa. On the floor near the altar, a deep round pantry is carved. The complex also includes agricultural buildings that have survived in a damaged state.