Ushguli is a group of five small villages (Zhibiani, Chvibiani, Lamjurishi, Chazhashi and Murkmeli) located at the foot of Mt Shkhara and the mouth of the Enguri and Kvishiri rivers. At an altitude between 2060m and 2200m Ushguli is the highest permanently inhabited settlement in Europe. In Ushguli there are many of the characteristic Svanetian towers. The entire settlement consists of old houses built with stone walls. due to its isolation Ushguli has to a large extent preserved its old, medieval architecture. Ushguli is connected via a dirt track with Mestia. Currently a paved road is being built between Mestia and Ushguli.
01 Ushguli 02 Ushguli village 03 Svan towers
04 Road to Ushguli 05 Ushguli 06 Towers and house ruins
07 Ushguli 08 Svan towers 09 Svan towers 10 Ushgui
11 Koshi towers 12 Tower 13 Old woman 14 Stone walls 15 House ruins
16 Rooster 17 Svan towers 18 Hotel Chazhashi 19 Ushguli 20 Ushguli
21 Ruins 22 Tower 23 Ushguli 24 Ushguli 25 Old house
26 Alley 27 Tower 28 Cafe and chairs 29 Chair 30 Shkhara guesthouse 31 Tower
32 Tower 33 Svan towers 34 Old house 35 Path 36 Old house 37 Tower
38 Tower 39 Church
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