Best Things To Do in Tbilisi, Georgia

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A city that is an amalgamation of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions is bound to have attractions that vary. From historic attractions to major shopping centres to pristine lakes to famous churches, you have a plenty of things to do and places to visit in Tbilisi. And to experience all these, you have to spend at least a minimum of 2 days in the city. Throughout the city, you would find a blend of ancient and modern architecture coming together to offer some of the finest architecture scenes ever! So better visit Tbilisi with a camera. Climb up to the significant ancient fortress of Narikala and enjoy the scenic views of the old Tbilisi. Spend some spiritual time with the divine himself at the churches of Sameba Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and Kashveti. Go on a drive around the picturesque Lisi and Turtle Lake. Visit the neighborhoods of Rustaveli Avenue, Freedom Square, Avlabari Square, Rose Revolution Square, and Marjanishvili Square. And finally end your day by having a fulfilling dinner at Bakhtrioni.

Below we have a list of things to do in Tbilisi and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Tbilisi getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Tbilisi with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Tbilisi

Here is the list of things to do in Tbilisi and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Old Town

    Neighborhoods

    The Old Town was a district on its own and was previously listed in ‘World Monuments Watch’ due to a threat to its wonderful historical structures. Today, the Altstadt occupies a part of Tbilisi and is more popularly known as the city’s ‘historical center’. The Persian Invasion in the late 18th century turned a flourishing city into ruins with little or no structur...Read more
  2. The Bridge Of Peace

    Bridge

    Arched over the Mtkvari (Kura) river, the Bridge of Peace’s glass and steel design catches your attention even from a distance. The bridge is 156 meters in length and offers a gorgeous view of both- the old Tbilisi and the new city. Evenings illuminate the bridge with 10,000 LED bulbs that pulsate to send a Morse code stating the elements that make up the human body.  A walk here any...Read more
  3. Aerial Tramway In Tbilisi

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    Aerial Tramway In Tbilisi

    Cable Car

    Connecting the Rike Park with the Narikala Fortress, the Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi is by far one of the most charming ways to sightsee around Tbilisi. Offering a bird’s eye view as you admire the Kura River with the Bridge of Peace running over it, the historic part of the city and beautiful buildings including the Presidential Office, the tramway is fun for people of all ages!  Do c...Read more
  4. Funicular

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    Funicular

    Rides

    The Funicular is perfect to sightsee as you ride up Mtatsminda. The original line covered a distance of 500 meters and was established in the early 20th century. The track was refurbished and re-opened in 2012 and runs over three station - the Chonquadze street, the Pantheon stop and the top of mountain Mtatsminda. Today, the scenic ride is just what you need to see the gorgeous view of Tbilisi...Read more
  5. Narikala Fortress

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    Narikala Fortress

    Historical Site, Fort

    Dating back to the 4th century, the Narikala Fortress portrays the ancient defense lines of Tbilisi. The original fortress was extended in the 7th and 8th by Arabs and in 11th century by King David and even today, the wall stands tall forming the boundary of the historic center of Tbilisi. The Narikala Tourist route is the most preferred way to see the fortress with a trail that covers 1500 met...Read more
  6. Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral

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    Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral

    Church, Historical Site

    The Tsminda Sameba Cathedral’s stunning after-dark images make you leave all the pubs in town only to see the building illuminated by warm lights. The church is modern- built in 2004 and was constructed in time to celebrate 2000 years of Christianity in Georgia. The foundation of the church was made in tradition- consisting of rocks from the Jordan river and the Sion mountain and soil fro...Read more
  7. Rustaveli Avenue

    Streets

    Named after Shota Rustaveli- the famous German poet, Rustaveli Avenue bustles with government offices, public spaces, cultural buildings, theaters, museums, hotels, cafes and shops. The small venue shows you the heart of Tbilisi with its very best offered in a distance of 1.5 kilometers. Stop by at the street to explore its stores or simply catch a show here at one of the theaters. End the visi...Read more
  8. Abanotubani

    Historical Site

    A visit to Tbilisi without a rejuvenating visit to the Sulphur Baths is only half of the experience. With historic baths decorated by gorgeous blue and white mosaics that cover almost every inch of the baths, you are spoilt with a soak in the medicinal water where everyone including the Kings who ruled the town would come to relax. Abanotubani consists of 5 baths- Orbeliani Baths, Royal Bath Ho...Read more
  9. Mtatsminda Amusement Park

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    Mtatsminda Amusement Park

    Amusement Park

    Offering a fun place for a family day out, the Mtatsminda Amusement Park is located on top of the Mount Mtatsminda. From rollercoasters to adrenaline-pumping waterslides, Carousals, Ferris wheel and other fun games spread across the park, you are sure to spend a thrilling few hours here! The outdoor cafe is perfect to grab a bite before you take the funicular to get back to the city. The lookou...Read more
  10. Georgian National Museum

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    Georgian National Museum

    Museum

    The Georgian National Museum is a good way to kick-off sightseeing in Tbilisi. The museum showcases everything from the city’s history, culture, science and art. The Medieval art pieces, exquisite jewelry from ancient Colchis and some of the best contemporary art works by Georgian artists, only scratch the surface of the museum. The museum complex consists of 10 museums, 4 historic homes,...Read more
  11. Kartlis Deda

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    Kartlis Deda

    Statue

    Lovingly known as ‘Mother of Georgia’, the Kartlis Deda is a 20-meter aluminum statue designed by Georgian artist Elguja Amashukeli. The statue was raised here in 1958 and shows a strong women standing on the Sololaki hill with a wine in one hand (representing warm hospitality) and a sword in the other (to represent the state’s fight for freedom). The statue wears traditional ...Read more
  12. National Botanical Garden Of Georgia

    Botanical Garden

    Occupying the foothills of the Sololaki Range, the history of National Botanical Garden of Georgia dates back to the 17th century. It was officially stated a botanical garden in the mid 19th century. Today, the place is larger than life with gorgeous waterfalls, lovely pathways that you can hike on and lush greenery owing to its huge variety of plant life. Pack a picnic with you to find the per...Read more
  13. Metekhi

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    Metekhi

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral

    The Metekhi Cathedral is the copy of ‘King David the Builder's 12th-century church’ that was destroyed in the 13th century by Moghuls. Overlooking old Tbilisi, the sand-colored cathedral merges with the surrounding area but contradicts with the interiors of the place. A beautiful wooden alter with delicate carvings, paintings and golden lights that bask the whole place in warmth, ad...Read more
  14. Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater

    Entertainment, Performance, Stage Show, Theatre

    Established under the direction of Rezo Gabriadze Marionette – a famous Georgian film director, writer, painter, playwright and sculptor, the Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater is popular for its mature puppet performances. It is not often that you see a unique art justified by a sturdy production and phenomenal skills and this theatre offers all that and more. Catch a live show here to se...Read more
  15. Open Air Museum

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    Open Air Museum

    Art Museum, Museum

    See an exclusive collection of folk art and craft from all over Georgia displayed in the Open Air Museum of Ethnography. The place hosts cultural events, festivals and is best known for its display of classic Georgian architecture.  Highlights include: Kakhetian House Sajalabu House Spring festival held in May. 14 exponents of Georgian architecture that spread across 52 hectares of land a...Read more

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  • Hi There - We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children (13; 7). We are arriving into Tbilisi at 4pm on 30th May..so perhaps will reach hotel in old town at about 6 pm...what can we do for that evening?

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    • Since it will be late in the evening, I suggest you just wander through the Old Town of Tbilisi. Walking through the Old Town, you will come across beautiful architecture. There are also a few lookout points nearby that offer stunning views of the city. 

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