The next morning, we will head for Uplistsikhe. It is a cave town not far from Gori that arose on the banks of the River Kura at the end of the 2nd century BC. The town was entirely hewed into the volcanic cliff. It has streets, squares, palaces, churches, residential buildings, a theater, shops, an apothecary, and wine cellar. There is information about how Uplistsikhe, which was the capital of the Iberian kingdom for a long time, has ties with Media and Urartu.