Top Historical Places in Tbilisi

Are you looking to explore the history of Tbilisi through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Tbilisi including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Tbilisi. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Tbilisi ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Tbilisi, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Tbilisi for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Tbilisi with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Narikala Fortress

    Tags: 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
  2. Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral

    Tags: 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
  3. Abanotubani

    Tags: 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
  4. Kartlis Deda

    Tags: 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
  5. Metekhi

    Tags: 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
  6. Sioni Cathedral Church

    Tags: Historical Site, Cathedral

    A pop of green and blue with gorgeous gold touches, the Sioni Cathedral Church’s exterior deceives you into expecting minimalistic interiors.  The church dates back to the 6th century and was renovated in the 13th century. Frescoes that cover every inch of the church with a central grand chandelier that takes the spotlight- you are left stunned by the art, the architecture and the sh...Read more
  7. Monument Of King Vakhtang Gorgasali

    Tags: Monument, Statue

    Vakhtang I Gorgasali or Vakhtang the Wolf Head was the King of Iberia during the late 5th and early 6th century. Vakhtang ahs been a mystery for many historians- with only few assumptions made of his reign and his biography being inseparable from legends. The Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali pays tribute to the ruler who was at his peak during the middle ages. The king was even declared a sa...Read more
  8. Monument To Characters Of Movie Mimino Image
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    Tags: Monument

    The movie Mimino was a famous comedy made in 1977 that is iconic to the film history of Soviet Union. Its main lead ‘Mimino’ who aspires to be the pilot of an international airlines, created a special place in everybody’s heart and even today, the love of the movie is seen in the monument at the Avlabari square. Take a photo here with the bronze statues that take center stage ...Read more
  9. Anchiskhati Church

    Tags: Church, Historical Site

    The Anchiskhati Basilica is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi. The church was built in the 6th century by King Gorgasali’s son Dachi and derives its name from the main icon of Anchi Cathedral brought here in the 17th century from Klarjeti (currently known to be in Turkey). The weathered walls and stone architecture add a certain charm to the place and even though is interiors are mos...Read more
  10. Tbilisi Great Synagogue

    Tags: Historical Site, Synagogue

    Built in early 20th century, Tbilisi Great Synagogue’s eclectic style makes it stand out from the surrounding buildings. The synagogue is also called “synagogue of the people of Akhaltsikhe”- referring to the Georgian Jews who immigrated here from Akhaltsikhe in the 19th century. The interiors of the synagogue are filled with exquisite colors with gold embellishments. Do notic...Read more
  11. Memorial History Of Georgia

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Sculpture

    The Memorial History of Georgia is a stunning sculpture made by sculptor Zurab Konstantines dze Tsereteli consisting of a 30-meter tall tower that depicts kings and queens with Jesus depicted on the central column below them. The sheer size of the sculpture catches your eye straight away and as you explore the detailed carvings, you are lost in a world of legends and mythology. In spite of its ...Read more
  12. Heydar Aliyev Park

    Tags: Park, Statue

    Named after Heydar Aliyev- the former president of Azerbaijan, the park is a beautiful green oasis in the middle of Tbilisi. To say more about the man- Heydar Aliyev came to power when the Azerbaijan was crushed in between war and political and social problems. He contributed for a corrupt free nation and supported the army to lead them into better times. Today, the park has a bust of the leade...Read more
  13. Freedom Monument

    Tags: Monument, Square

    A beautiful statue of St George on a horse raring forward, pays tribute to the freedom of the Georgian nation. The statue is located on Freedom Square and stands at a height of 115 meters. Designed by the famous Georgian artists Zurab Tsereteli, the monument can be easily seen from almost anywhere in Tbilisi and is iconic to the country. Stop by to see the monument and even take a few pictures ...Read more
  14. Presidential Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Even though entry to the place is not permitted, the Presidential Palace’s architecture casts its spells even from a distance. The parliament was formed in 1991 and is accommodated in the building of Imperial gendarmerie. The architecture is enhanced by 100 windows, verandas and a glass dome. The gorgeous entrance itself is impressive while the elegant structure of the building is perfect...Read more
  15. Tbilisi History Museum

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site

    The Tbilisi History Museum offers Tbilisi’s journey from the 19th century through old photos and models of homes and costumes. The museum also offers workshops on craft-making in their authentic form with old tools. The collection of old jewelry, textiles, crafts and ceramics, add a beautiful touch to the historic place and is the highlight of the museum. The small restaurant accommodated...Read more