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Tbilisi

capital city of Georgia

79km

41.716744.7833

Volgograd

city in Volgograd Oblast, Russia

468km

48.744.5167
Sights

Gergeti Trinity Church

church

2.8km

42.662544.62027778

Uplistsikhe

ancient rock-hewn town in Georgia

74km

41.9683333344.20416667

Joseph Stalin Museum, Gori

The Stalin Museum is the highlight of a visit to the city of Gori. Behind its faux-Venetian facade is an impressive museum filled with paraphernalia and media documenting the life and career of I.V. Jughashvili. The museum's portrayal of Stalin is one-sidedly nostalgic, which can be jarring for visitors, but the exhibits are actually quite well done and there are ample Georgian babushkas throughout the museum who will be more than happy to elaborate on the exhibits and answer questions. Unfortunately, the exhibits are overwhelmingly in Russian and Georgian, to the disadvantage of most Western visitors. But the main show requires no language—Stalin's death mask. Stalin's bronze death mask is not so exciting in and of itself, but the lighting and bizarre, personality cult-chic, red velvet display will surely elicit goose bumps. At the ticket office, ask about an English or German-speaking guide. Guided tours start regularly. They are sometimes available and will often show you the inside of Stalin's home and train car.

80km

41.9872222244.11361111

Gori Fortress

81km

41.9861111144.10805556

Tusheti

geographic region

95km

42.545.5

Khujabi Monastery

If you make it to Khorakert, you should be able to make it to this soaring, majestic and lost work of architecture, further along the border.

120km

41.2016666744.5675

Haghpat

village in Lori Province of Armenia

129km

41.09544.71027778

Timotesubani monastery

143km

41.8105555643.51833333

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Stepantsminda

Georgia (country)
Stepantsminda (Georgian: სტეფანწმინდა; formerly Kazbegi, Georgian: ყაზბეგი) is a town in the north of Georgia, popular for the trekking opportunities in the visually spectacular surrounding mountains, its views of the mighty Mount Kazbeg, and for the beautiful view from the town of the Holy Trinity Church outlined against Mount Kazbeg itself.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

-1.9°C-11.1
Precipitation: 34 mm

Feb

-1.5°C-10.7
Precipitation: 38 mm

Mar

2.7°C-6.6
Precipitation: 66 mm

Apr

8.8°C-2.7
Precipitation: 103 mm

May

14.2°C2.5
Precipitation: 145 mm

Jun

17.5°C5.2
Precipitation: 132 mm

Jul

20.2°C7.7
Precipitation: 126 mm

Aug

20.2°C7.7
Precipitation: 149 mm

Sep

16.4°C3.5
Precipitation: 82 mm

Oct

11.4°C0
Precipitation: 69 mm

Nov

4.4°C-4.3
Precipitation: 62 mm

Dec

0°C-8.5
Precipitation: 37 mm
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