10 Things to Do in Tbilisi That You Shouldn't Miss

November 16, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Tbilisi (English: /təbɪˈliːsi, təˈbɪlɪsi/ tə-bih-LEE-see, tə-BIL-ih-see; Georgian: თბილისი [tʰbilisi] ( listen)), in some countries also still named by its pre-1936 international designation Tiflis (/ˈtɪflɪs/ TIF-liss), is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang I of Iberia, since then Tbilisi served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics. Between 1801 and 1917, then part of the Russian Empire, Tbilisi was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy, governing both Southern and Northern Caucasus.
Restaurants in Tbilisi

1. Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

Reviewed By richard o - Nottingham, United Kingdom

Very nice area to eat and drink and to take in the local scenes. Some great areas to walk about. Down side is that there are a lot of local beggars and pimps but still a nice day out to stroll about

2. Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia +995 322 98 00 00
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

Reviewed By PopeDaveThe1st - Bridlington, United Kingdom

Was scared to ride at first however the mulled wine and chacha settled my nerves
Came a couple of days latter and there was musicians at bottom a great experiance in such a great city. Beautiful honest city with many five star attractions many free or of little cost this is 2.5 lari each way per person around 75p a go in England it probably got much much more. Well done Tbilisi city once again

3. Mount Mtatsminda

Chonkadzhe Street, Tbilisi, Georgia +995 322 49 23 23
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 227 reviews

Mount Mtatsminda

Reviewed By Thomas_L_BRU - Brüssel, Belgien

Climbed the Mount Mtatsminda through the forest from the little parking next to St Mikhail church. It's a nice and lovely walk through the green of the forest but strongly suggest not to deviate from the stairs. There is a source of fresh drinking water but no safe path to get uphill to Mtatsminda Park with TV tower and wheel. Mtatsminda park end of February does not offer much. Just a few people who wish to breath some fresh air.

4. Mtatsminda Pantheon

Tbilisi, Georgia
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Mtatsminda Pantheon

Reviewed By 898heikkit

Nice and quiet atmosphere. Interesting headstones, even though not so many. The place also has unique and dangerous-looking benches nearby. I would say the place is even worth the climb if you're interested in graveyards like Highgate, especially if you're going uphill to the TV tower.

5. Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater

Shavteli St., 26, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia (+995-32) 98-65-90
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater

Reviewed By JGDynamo - Halifax Region, Canada

Just behind our hotel in Tbilisi was the Marionette Theatre which friends of ours had gotten tickets to ahead of time (good thing because they apparently sell out fast). We saw the “Autumn of my Springtime” and were amazed at the production, you can see why the theatre and puppeteers win awards as it is very impressive. Thoroughly enjoyed the show, the square outside is charming as well with the unique clock tower and a pub which we skipped as it was packed with tourists. Get yourself to one of the shows it is so well done and has such great artistic value.

6. Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

Elia Hill, Tbilisi, Georgia +995 599 98 88 15
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

Reviewed By Sabaudia73 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Beautiful Cathedral overlooking the city. decorated with beautiful icons. Serenity and Calm in this peaceful place.

7. Anchiskhati Basilica

Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi, Georgia
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Anchiskhati Basilica

Reviewed By belleretraite - Montreal, Canada

Our guide told us that this is one of the oldest building in Tbilisi , that it did not have any major renovations over the centuries and that it was still operational . Amazing ! Easy to find , close to the Clock Tower .

8. Jinvali Water Reservoir

40 km to the North from Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Jinvali Water Reservoir

Reviewed By B1714D - Belgrade, Serbia

This place north of Tbilisi is on every tour schedule when heading up to Ananuri and Kazbegi mountain region.
It's a terrific place to admire nature....lake and surrounding Mountains, you get a feeling of being somewhere in Austria or Switzerland. The huge lake Reservoir is Tbilisi's water supplier. There are no activities here, it's a quick 15 min but memorable stop.

9. Agmashenebeli Avenue

Tbilisi, Georgia
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Agmashenebeli Avenue

Reviewed By Jason T - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This area was a mesh. It was definitely touristy or trendy or what have you. It was akin to walking Bourbon Street or Newbury Street or Ermou Street. Quiet before noon with people strolling and shop owners preparing for opening. I had a nice walk on an early December day. I recommend it. A good way to start off my trip. If you are looking for cheap and interesting shopping, make sure you hit the flea market on the right side of the Mtkvari River.

10. Monument to Characters of Movie Mimino

Avlabari Square, Tbilisi, Georgia
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Monument to Characters of Movie Mimino

Reviewed By Ivan_002_10 - Tbilisi, Georgia

If you are interested in old Soviet movies you should definitely remember Mimino, comedy about friendship of Georgians, Armenians and Russians. Movie director was also Georgian George Danelia. It was very popular about 40 years ago. All main personals are here. Monument is located in old Tbilisi, near Avlabari metro station just on the way to Sheraton Hotel.

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