Aspindza which has the status of town since 1961 is the administrative center of Aspindza Municipality. The word “Aspindza” derives from a Persian word, which means “a place to rest”. The year of the foundation of the town is considered to be 888.
Aspindza is situated in the east side of Akhaltsikhe along the right bank of the river Mtkvari. The town has all kinds of administrative, cultural, educational and healthcare facilities.
The Municipality itself is famous for the number of cultural heritage sites there. You can find almost 300 cultural sites within the administrative borders of the municipality including Vardzia Cave City, Tmogvi Fortress, Khertvisi Fortress and many others. Moreover, except for culture and history, the town is also known for mineralized thermal waters, which have a positive effect on the locomotor and peripheral nervous systems.