Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia and an important cultural center of the Caucasus region. The city is located on one of the routes of the historic Great Silk Road and occupies an important strategic place to connect trade routes to neighboring states. Archaeological excavations at this site show that life originated as early as the 4th century BC.

The founder of the city was King Vakhtang Gorgasali, who decided that the city had good strategic relief. He initiated the construction of it, which was continued by his son Dachi. During Dacha’s reign, the city wall was built and the capital was moved from Mtskheta to Tbilisi in the 5th century. The first settlement of the city appeared on the site where the sulfur baths are now located. The following settlements arose on the banks of the Mtkvari River. New capital acquired a high commercial and strategic importance in the Caucasus region, which has grown interested in its conquest.

The old name is “Tfilisi”. In different languages, this name sounds different. The most common form was “Tiflis”, as it was called in Latin and Turkish-Persian. This name was used until 1936 when the USSR renamed it and introduced it into literature as its current name.


Tbilisi what to see


Narikala Fortress

The fortress in Old Tbilisi, which has been its main strategic and defensive object since the foundation of the city. Destroyed many times by the enemy, the fortress still proudly overlooks old Tbilisi.

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Metekhi Church

Church of The Virgin Mary Assumption also called as Metekhi church because of this historical district. Along with the monument to King Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of Tbilisi, this is the most famous sight in Tbilisi.

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Dry bridge

Dry Bridge is known as a market for antiques and paintings. Here you will find lots of interesting items that the vendors collect from the locals and then sell. This is one of the most popular places not only for tourists.

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The Chronicle of Georgia

The monument created by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli reflects important episodes of Georgian history and religious life. The monument built of stone columns is located near the Tbilisi sea. It was built in 1985. From this place there are beautiful views of Tbilisi and the Tbilisi Sea.

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Tbilisi botanical garden

In the Tbilisi Botanical Garden you will find samples of flora from Georgia and different regions of the world. Here you will find plants listed in the Red Book, a waterfall, an orangery and just a beautiful place for walking and relaxing.

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One of the oldest historical districts of Tbilisi, which starts from the area of ​​sulfur baths and continues to the waterfall along the river. The walls of the old Tbilisi fortress were discovered during the restoration. Together with Abanotubani, this place is the most spectacular in old Tbilisi

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Mother of Georgia

The author of this symbolic statue of Georgian character is Elguja Amashukeli. A woman dressed in Georgian clothes, holding a wine vessel in one hand and a sword in the other, is a symbol of Georgian hospitality and perseverance.From this place there is a thrilling view of Tbilisi

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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Sameba(Trinity), as it sounds in Georgian, is the main cathedral built in modern Georgia. It is one of the largest religious buildings in the world (100.17 meters).

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Park Mtatsminda

Park located on Mtatsminda hill. Mtatsminda means holy mountain. The park occupies an area of ​​more than 100 hectares and is home to attractions and various entertainment facilities. A good place to spend time with family and friends. The park can be climbed both by car and with ropeway railway, known as funicular.

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Anchiskhati Basilica

Built in the VI century, the basilica in the center of Tbilisi is one of the oldest churches in Georgia. Part of the building was restored in the 17th century

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Ethnographic Museum

The first ethnographic museum in the Caucasus, founded in 1966. Located in Vake district on the road to Turtle Lake. Here are presented ethnographic houses from every region of Georgia. It is all arranged in an open air area of ​​50 hectares.

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Turtle Lake

Summer vacation place in Vake district. Cafe-bars and entertainment attractions are arranged around the lake. Together with the Tbilisi Ethnographic Museum and Vake Park, it is one of the largest green areas in the city.

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Transport services

Transportation is possible by public transport: minibusses, buses and metro. You must have a passenger card or bank card to use these transport services. Passenger cards can be obtained at the box office of metro stations. There are 2 metro lines with 22 metro stations in total.

There is a railway station and bus station to travel to the regions. For information about the railway station and schedule please visit website of Georgian Railway. To travel to western Georgia, transport passes through the Didube bus station (so-called “Okriba”) and the parking lot near the railway station. To travel to Eastern Georgia, transport passes through the Ortachala bus station. Also, you can check private transfer services and prices on our website.