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Tbilisi, Georgia
Written by Farheen on July 1, 2020 Share on

Top Attractions in Tbilisi: What To See And Do In The Capital Of Georgia

Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia is the city full of diversity, where both modern constructions and traditional structures ideally co-exist close to each other. During its existence, the city has experienced many intrusions and been stung and renovated a couple of times, but in spite of that, it still survives to show its tumultuous history and splendid culture. Besides famous tourists stops, Tbilisi does store unique gems in its backstreets. Here are the top attractions in Tbilisi that you can tour on your next vacation to Europe.

Tbilisi
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Top Attractions in Tbilisi

Narikala Fortress

Narikala Fortress in Tbilisi
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Overlooking the Abanotubani is the oldest quarter of the capital called the Narikala Fortress which is a brick construction that records back to the 4th era when Tbilisi was a Persian citadel. The fort lies on a steep hillside within the sulfur baths and the botanical garden. The St. Nicholas Church, positioned inside the courtyard is a reasonably newer development (1996–1997), but it succeeds the initial 13th-century one which was damaged by fire. You can hike up the steep hill from Maidan Square or use a cable car to view this top attraction in Tbilisi.

Location: Abanotubani, Tbilisi, Georgia

Kartlis Deda

Close to Narikala, there’s a huge sculpture of a woman clutching a sword and a cup is one of the best attractions in Tbilisi. This is the statue of the Mother of Georgia or Kartlis Deda in Georgian. The aluminium structure stands 20 meters tall (65.6 feet) and is a representation of not only Tbilisi but the nation as well. The sword is for those who appear as an enemy, while a cup of wine is for those who arrive as friends.

Location: Dzveli Tbilisi Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Metekhi Church

Metekhi Church in Tbilisi
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Established on the opposing side of Narikala Fortress is theMetekhi Church which is a prominent landmark in the city with the statue of King Vaghtang Gorgasali who is the founder of the city. This area is where he developed his palace and the primary church in the region in the 5th century. The church that’s present now is from the 13th century and has endured remodelling several times since then.

Location: Metekhi Street, Dzveli Tbilisi T’bilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Old Residential Homes

Tbilisi is renowned for its ancient residential homes with bright wooden arched terraces facing the Maidan Square and Metekhi Church. Doorways take you to inside yards that locals refer to as “Italian courtyards,” where citizens used to meet to gossip, drink and have supper together. This is now one of the top attractions in Tbilisi.

Peace Bridge

One of the leading contemporary structural enhancements to the city is a glass-and-steel building. Michele De Lucchi who is an Italian architect created the pedestrian bridge across the Mtkvari River; it revealed to the public in 2010. The Peace Bridge joins Erekle II Street, a pedestrian road full of restaurants, and Rike Park.

Location: Dzveli Tbilisi Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Rike Park

Rike Park in Tbilisi
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One recreational places in Old Town is Rike Park which has pools, fountains, a giant chessboard, and numerous chairs to relax. Throughout summer evenings, locals and guests appreciate the “dancing fountains” followed by song and a light display. Make your way here to relax and enjoy one of the popular attractions in Tbilisi.

Location: Dzveli Tbilisi Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

The most important representation of the Georgian Orthodox Church, following the Soviet Union, is the Trinity Cathedral, as it elucidates in English. The cathedral, placed on Elia Hill above Avlabari, is evident from nearly every corner of the city centre. The development of the cathedral took almost a decade and inaugurated to the public in 2004. Its length is 84 meters (275.5 feet), including the gold-painted cross over its central dome.

Location: Dzveli Tbilisi Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Clock Tower

Clock Tower in Tbilisi
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This fairytale-like clock tower is a comparatively new enhancement to the capital. Created by Rezo Gabriadze, a puppet artist, and a screenwriter, the tower highlights hundreds of handcrafted tiles designed by Gabriadze himself. Every hour, an archangel comes out of a door at the head and hits a bell with a hammer; at noon and 7 pm is when you can view a small puppet play named “The Circle of Life.” Visit this castle to feel like you’re part of a movie set which is why it is one of the best attractions in Tbilisi.

Location: 13 Ioane Shavteli Street, Dzveli Tbilisi T’bilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Stalin’s Underground Printing House

Just a little outside of the city centre is where Tbilisi hides an unusual underground publishing business from where youthful Stalin and his partners used to expand Soviet propaganda at the start of the 20th century. The publishing house was created under a well which is 17 meters (56 feet) under the ground. Activists entered the room by ascending down the well, but it also had an emergency door just in case their secret was out in the open.

Location: კასპის ქუჩა, Isani-Samgori T’bilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

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