Gremi is a 16th century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels. The complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi and is located east of the present-day village of the same name. The complex was built by King Levan on a rocky hill. In the 16th century Gremi was the capital of Kakheti Kingdom, it functioned as a lively trading town on the Silk Road and royal residence until being razed to the ground by the armies of Shah Abbas I of Persia in 1615. The town never regained its past prosperity and the kings of Kakheti transferred their capital to Telavi in the mid-17th century. Although the most of gorgeous town was destroyed, but fortunately at present we can witness its glory by visiting Archangels’ Church complex, composed of the Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel itself, a three-story castle, a bell tower and a wine cellar. This object is one of the most impressive in Kakheti.