Dzivgis Fortress
This is a great rock fortress in North Ossetia, which combines nature and human buildings. The fortifications here are trowels built into natural caves in the mountains.
Dzivgis is a tiny village located on the threshold of the Kurtat Gorge on the banks of the Fiagdon River. Around the 13th century, the construction of a defensive fortress began here. Right in the mountains, builders laid caves and caverns, creating a unique mountain fortress.

Today, the fortress walls have almost merged with the stone blocks of the mountains, and you might not even notice them. And once these walls defended the city and the entire gorge from uninvited guests. Locals say that there were many battles here, and the fortress never fell.
No wonder. It is unknown how it was in the past, but now it isn't easy to get to the castle. Moves and staircases collapsed. The ancient fortress consisted of six different buildings, which were located at different heights. The largest compartment of the fort was located below; it was possible to get into it by a very narrow staircase that could accommodate only one person on its aisles. It is not surprising that the fortress could not be taken for many centuries. Moreover, in an attack, all six defense branches could act independently, independently of the others.

The halls in the fortress are pretty large, and it is immediately apparent that the ancient builders fit the mind and cost, preserving the natural areas as much as possible. Today the fortress is in decline. The building is located on a private territory and can only be reached through local houses. But the hospitable inhabitants of Dzivgiz rarely refuse a request to go to the fortress.