It was a strategic site from the 6th to the 13th century, watching over the road leading to Armenia from Dmanisi-Lore.
It is built from white, square limestone blocks in the so-called Ujarma construction method. Ruins of the upper fortress and fragments of the wall have fallen in recent years. Within the wall, you see ancient residential complexes on terraces and a small church.
There is a small abandoned settlement near Tsopi Fortress, thrived during the Chalcolithic period (3rd millennium BCE) - the archaeological research proved the existence of an agricultural community living there approximately 5000 years ago. At the moment, there are only two lonely hall-type churches from the 6th-7th centuries there. Tsopi Fortress and its surroundings definitely leave a lot of space for imagination!