50 Things To Do In Tbilisi

Tbilisi turned out to be my favorite home away from home. The Georgian capital is famous for its vibrant city center, chaotic traffic and thriving food scene. In this article you’ll find plenty of things to do in Tbilisi, whether you’re there for a weekend or chaining yourself to the country as I intended to do. 

 

When I first got to Tbilisi, I didn’t know what to think. Admittedly, it wasn’t the best time to judge a place, since I had been awake for 38 hours on my way there. However, during my first night in the city, I felt slightly intimidated.

Tbilisi is typically a city that grows on you, fast. It’s difficult not to love the maze of Old Tbilisi, the many green parks and a mixture of breathtaking architecture, perfectly reflecting the city’s history. On my second day I already knew that I was going to fall for it pretty bad.

Whether you stay in the picturesque old town, where typical Georgian houses seem to be randomly stacked up on each other or when you decide to venture out and explore the – more soviet looking – outskirts, Tbilisi is a city for everyone! To prove that, I’ve made a list of awesome things to do in Tbilisi!

 

50 THINGS TO DO IN TBILISI

 

1.Learn about Pirosmani

The work of famous painter Pirosmani cannot be missed when you visit Georgia! Most of it can be found in the art museum in Tbilisi but when you really want to get an idea of what Pirosmani’s life must’ve been like, visit the smallest museum ever, his house. Yes, Pirosmani lived in Harry Potter style: under the stairs of his aunt.

 

2.Explore the secret Chronicle of Georgia

A place I randomly found on Google maps and NOBODY seems to know about, not even taxi drivers. The chronicle of Georgia is basically a huge statue located on top of a hill on the outskirts of the city. A must do when you’re into epic statues, breathtaking views and off the beaten path travel.

Read more: Tbilisi’s Stonehenge: The Chronicle of Georgia

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3.Cross the Bridge of peace

Tbilisi, nowadays, is full of modern architecture, one of the biggest examples is the bridge of peace. The glass bridge connects Old Tbilisi with Rike Park, across the Mtkvari river. Cross it to stay safe from Tbilisi’s crazy traffic and to get some mind blowing photographs.

Fun fact: The bridge’s nickname is ‘Always Ultra’ because it slightly resembles a lady’s maxi pad.

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4.Get something to eat at Erekle II street

Admittedly this street is one of Tbilisi’s touristic hotspots, but that shouldn’t stop you. Learn about wine at G. Vino, watch people from Kala pub or watch what you say at KGB.

 

5.Watch Tbilisi’s traffic at Puris Moedani

Officially called ‘Jerusalem square’  but lovingly named Puris Moedani (the bread square) after the Puris Moedani restaurant. This square is great for watching traffic, as the stream of cars here never seems to stop. I’ve seen some pretty hilarious things, such as lada’s carrying entire bathrooms and fighting cab drivers causing huge traffic jams.

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6.Climb Narikala fortress

The Narikala fortress, located in old Tbilisi, is one of the best examples of the non-existing safe regulations in Georgia. Climbing the fortress is dangerous as there are no fences to keep you safe and nobody who keeps an eye on the stream of tourists. And I love it! Bring your best shoes, conquer your fear of heights and enjoy the amazing view from the top!

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7.Get high at Mtatsminda Park

Another place with great views on Tbilisi. Mtatsminda park is a great way to spend your weekend, as many locals seem to think. Visit the old theme park – they have a dinosaur park! – and ride the ferris wheel to reach the highest point in Tbilisi. When you’re done, grab a bite at Furnicular. They have awesome, fresh Khinkali!

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Mtatsminda park

 

8.Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral

The biggest cathedral in Georgia, with a golden roof you can see from almost every part of Tbilisi. The Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral is a new church complex – they’re still building new churches and monasteries in Georgia – and from the inside you’ll see they’re not even finished. The huge Jesus fresco was amazing – which only has outlines now – so go and take a look yourself!

Read more: Visiting the Sameba Cathedral

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Tbilisi

 

9.Take a relaxing stroll through Rike Park

Play live chess, cool down at the fountain or take the cable cart up to Narikala fortress. Rike Park, located in the new part of Tbilisi is a nice place to wander around in as it is quite different from the other parks in Tbilisi.

 

10.Become a proper wine taster

Georgia grows over 525 different varieties of grapes and everybody – even in a cramped city like Tbilisi – makes wine. Become friends with your neighbors to score some of the homemade goods or find a nice winery to taste and experience wine culture first hand. My favorite was 8000 vintages, located in Saburtalo, just outside of the center of Tbilisi.

 

11.Learn about Georgia in the National museum

National museums don’t need much of an introduction, I’d advise you to visit one in every city you go to. Georgia has a rich history of tragedies and violent wars. To be able to understand some of it, this is the place to go!

 

12.Visit the oldest church of Tbilisi

Dating back from the 6th century, Anchiskhati Basilica is the oldest surviving church of Tbilisi. Hidden behind a gate and not as majestic as the Sameba Holy Trinity Cathedral, this treasure is easy to miss. The paintings inside date from the 19th century – aside from the altar piece which was painted in 1683.

 

13.Visit the gorgeous Georgian National Opera Theater

The neo-Moorish style building is amazing from the outside, but drop dead gorgeous when viewed from inside, where it’s mostly built in European style. The building – formerly known as the Tiflis Imperial Theater (how Star Wars is that?) hosted big opera stars like Montserrat Cabbalé and José Carreras and is also home to the State Ballet of Georgia.

 

14.Wander the streets of Vera

The Vera neighborhood is known for its beautiful houses. While Old Tbilisi is known for the same, I’d advise you to wander through Vera when you get the chance because of the lack of tourists. Tbilisi isn’t a very touristic city anyway, here you’ll find locals and locals only!

 

15.Stroll down Rustaveli Avenue

Home to the Georgian National Opera Theater, the parliament building and impressive lanes, Rustaveli Avenue perfectly portrays the grandeur of Tbilisi. If everything else on this list fails you, you could also go shopping here.

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16.Check out Stalin’s secret printing house

While Gori is home to the Stalin museum, this place in Tbilisi might the worth the trouble too as it unveils a part of Stalin’s secrets. An excellent place to get to know more about Georgia’s Soviet history.

 

17.Eat delicious BBQ food

Mtvadi is just one of the excellent foods in Georgia that made me want to chain myself to the country and never leave! Perfectly tender BBQ pork, chicken and even lamb, served with a smile. I can’t stop thinking about it!

Read more: Tbilisi Food Guide – Where to Stuff Your Face in Georgia’s Capital

 

18.Test your anxiety levels at Marionette theater

I admit that the dolls of the Gabriadze theater are creepy AF! They shouldn’t keep you from visiting the shows at 12:00 and 19:00 though. When irrationally afraid of dolls like me, there’s always the supercute Gabriadze café next door.

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19.Enjoy views over the city at Metekhi

The platform of the Metheki church and the statue of king Vatkhtang Gorgasali beside it, give you a perfect view on Old Tbilisi on one side and Rike Park and what lies behind it on the other.

Fun fact: some people believe the statue of king Vatkhtang’s right hand is waving to Armenia with all five fingers because of a soccer match between the two countries where Georgia won 5 to 0. Although it has been proven to be false, I kind of like this urban legend.

 

20.Get in touch with nature

The botanical garden of Tbilisi is one of the best places to get out of the busy city center. Not only is this park huge, even in summer I found it to be quite peaceful without too many tourists walking around. Climb all the way to the statue of Mother Georgia for breathtaking views over the park and Tbilisi.

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21.Shop for memorabilia at the Dry bridge market

A colorful flea market selling old soviet junk to colorful paintings. Even if you don’t feel like buying anything, the Dry Bridge Market should be part of your trip to Tbilisi because of the friendly people and colorful junk on their stalls.

 

22.Get into the screamfest at the market

Another must do is the big market at the station square. Not only can you find the freshest produce for the best price, the screaming and yelling is something both overwhelming and hilarious. Great way to get that culture shock!

 

23.Have a swim in Tbilisi Sea

Tbilisi is located nowhere near the coast, how cool is it to get to swim anyway? Tbilisi Sea is basically just a huge reservoir locals use to swim in, relax on a boat or on the beach. When you’re there anyway, check out the huge memorial (see #2) on top of the hill!

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24.Stand next to the Mother of Georgia statue

Next to the Narikala fortress you’ll find the Mother of Georgia statue, holding a sword to fight the enemy in one hand and grapes to greet the friends of Georgia in the other. Behind the statue is a little boulevard where you can take walk and admire the view over gorgeous Tbilisi. On the other side you see the botanical garden of Tbilisi.

 

25.Bridge of the Hundred Thousand Martyrs

Historically the bridge is a place of executions, the biggest one being the execution of the martyrs who didn’t renounce their Christian faith. Legend says that sultan Jalal al-Din of Khwarazm made people step on the holy icons as a sign of renouncing their Christian faith and converting to Islam. Those who didn’t were killed. That’s how the bridge got its name.

 

26.Take a boat tour on the Mtkvari River

Touristy? Yes. Fun? I’d like to think so! Next to the bridge of Hundred Thousand Martyrs you’ll find the River Boat Tours, taking you on a relaxing sightseeing tour from the river Mtkvari. A great way to see the city from a different angle while saving your precious feet!

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Old Tbilisi and the bridge of hundred thousand martyrs.

 

27.Don’t take photos of the Presidential palace

That’s at least what the guards will tell you. The palace – that looks a little like the Reichstag in Berlin – stand on top of the hill above Rike Park and catches your eye being surrounded by the somewhat traditional buildings.

 

28.Marvel at the grandeur of Soviet metro stations

The Tbilisi metro is not just great for getting from one point of the other, most metro stations have artsy ceilings that are worth viewing. You might miss your connection, but that’s okay!

 

29.Go on a street art hunt

Just like any great city, Tbilisi is home to some wonderful street artists and their murals. Wander through the city to find post-war art or just a colorful splash.

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Found at Brothers Kakabadze Street

 

30.Smoke hookah

When strolling through beautiful Tbilisi I couldn’t help but notice a whiff of sweet air here and there. Many bars and restaurants offer hookah, also known as shisha or water pipe. Huggo bar was my favorite for smoking hookah because of their friendly staff and hysterical variety of hookah choices.

 

31.Visit an art café

Tbilisi is home to many art café’s and galleries, as well as hipster culture and street art. Wander around the old town, Vera or Vake to stumble upon the coolest places. My favorite one is 144 stairs art café (address: Salami street 14)

 

32.Relax at Turtle lake

Residents of Tbilisi love their nearby nature! Turtle lake is excellent for a day of doing nothing. You’ll find families, people walking their dogs and random picnics on any sunny day.

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Carpets at King Erekle II Street.

 

33.Get clean at the Sulphur baths

The Sulphur baths in Abanotubani are one of the highlights of Tbilisi’s old town. Not just the neighborhood with its beautiful blue mosque or the traditional Georgian houses make it worth visiting this area, taking a hot bath will too!

 

34.Meet other travelers at Leselidze / Kote Apkhazi

I like to see it as ‘the strip’ of Tbilisi, Leselidze (as it is still called by locals) is the place to be for nightlife, tourist shops and hostels. Need something in the middle of the night? Leselidze is there for you! When you know me, you probably know I avoided it as the plague!

 

35.Admire the Juma mosque

Located in Abanotubani, right between the Narikala fortress and the Mtkvari river, you’ll find the Juma mosque. Here muslims from the area come to pray or hang around the Sulphur baths. Abanotubani is a friendly neighborhood which shows the cultural diversity in Tbilisi really well.

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36.Eat Khinkali at Khinklis Sakhli

Only the best khinkali is town! Khinkali is a large dumpling filled with meat, cheese or vegetables and broth, which you should eat with your hands. Georgians argue over the best khinkali, as preferences are various. I loved Khinklis Sakhli (although their staff not so much) for their fresh soupy dumplings.

 

37.Freedom Square

The partly golden statue on Freedom square can be seen from basically everywhere in the city. The square – which was renamed many times – has been home to some famous demonstrations, such as the demonstrations for independence of the Soviet Union and the Rose Revolution. Fact: George W. Bush escaped death here when somebody threw a grenade during the celebration of the 60th anniversary marking the end of WWII.

 

38.Meet Georgian hipsters at Moulin Electrique

Located in a hidden alley, next to a synagogue you’ll have your chance to meet the hipsters of Tbilisi. Moulin Electrique is a great place for having drinks and conversation at the same time in the very center of Tbilisi.

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Churchkhela or Georgian Snickers make a great snack!

 

39.Chill with locals in the 9th of April Park

The locals of Tbilisi love to hang around in parks. Parents let their kids play in the colorful fountain of the park, while other marvel at various statue of play a game of backgammon. Wander around to discover local life, for free!

 

40.Enjoy a Georgian Snickers

Churchkhela – or Georgian snickers – is something you have to try while in Georgia! A typical churchkhela is made from walnuts (although sometimes hazelnuts are used) covered in reduced grape juice, and looks like some kind of sausage. Sounds icky but I promise you it’ll be worth a try. Eat them as a snack, for dessert or combine them with a glass of Georgian wine.

 

41.Cuddle with dogs or cats

Tbilisi is home to many street cats and dogs, most of them friendly enough to let you be. Cats are usually all over you as soon as you decide to eat your meal outside, while dogs – especially in summer – just try to find a cool spot to sleep. Most of Tbilisi’s street dogs are friendly to humans, but you should still use common sense when approaching a wild animal. Tags on their ears mean that they’ve had vaccinations.

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Met the cutest puppy on the streets of Tbilisi.

 

42.Spend the day at Lake Lisi

Many locals love to spend their summer days at Lake Lisi, another green spot in Tbilisi. Great for getting a fresh breath of air, away from the traffic jam that is the city.

 

43.Shop at the Meidani Bazar

The Meidani Bazar is just one of the spots for buying souvernirs. Choose local wine, honey or art or use the tunnel as a way to get from one part of the street to another while being safely underground.

 

44.Clear your mind at Sioni Church

It’s difficult not to mention every church in Tbilisi, as they are all unique and worth a visit. However, the Sioni church is one you absolutely can’t miss. Marvel at the breathtaking frescoes, light a candle or wander around the church to clear your mind. Do make sure you cover yourself up before entering!

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Betlemi Rise

 

45.Try Chacha

Georgians translate is as grappa or brandy and in my opinion this local hooch should come with a warning! Chacha is a strong spirit made of grape residue. Because it is often homemade, alcohol levels range from 40 to 65%.

 

46.Walk up or down the Betlemi Rise

Between the statue of mother Georgia and the honking cars of old Tbilisi, there’s a highlight that can’t be missed. Walk down to see 3 churches, a small vineyard and one of the best views over the city. A beautiful place for photo ops and history lessons.

 

47.Go for Karaoke!

Spend you evening with friends at Famous restaurant for delicious dinner and drinks with karaoke as dessert! During one of my dinners at Famous I was treated to a full blown karaoke party and I loved it!

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Dry Bridge Market.

 

48.Remember at Heroes square

The heroes memorial at Heroes square in Tbilisi honors all those who died protecting the territorial integrity of Georgia. A beautiful place to take a break and learn about Tbilisi’s history.

 

49.Sip your cocktail with incredible view over the city

Next to the cable cart at Narikala fortress, you’ll find the cutest little platform overlooking Old Tbilisi. Drink a cocktail at sunset or BBQ your ass off (the kebab is great) while having one of the best views ever! I loved that, although this café has one of the best locations in the city, prices were normal and the staff was very friendly!

 

50.Be a bloody tourist

Skip all 49 items above and discover Tbilisi at your own pace. Get blown away by the different kinds of architecture, wander through the tiniest streets, explore glorious nature within minutes reach and best of all: enjoy the friendliness that is all around Georgia! Be a bloody tourist and try to leave as many footsteps as you can in this incredible city!

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How to get to Tbilisi

Georgia is reached through a few airports which Tbilisi functioning as the main one. Most flights to Georgia are unfortunately not direct, depending on your location of departure. I flew from Amsterdam to Tbilisi with a layover on Kiev, which took me over 20 hours because the earlier flight from Kiev to Tbilisi got canceled. Still it’s quite a comfortable journey, especially when you book smart and spend a few days in Kiev as well.

 

Where to sleep in Tbilisi

There’s aren’t many great accommodation options in Georgia to be frank. Tbilisi has a shortage when it comes to comfortable and modern rooms. Things are slowly changing in the hotel business because of construction everywhere in the city. In the meantime you can choose one of these hotels and guesthouses*, as well as great Airbnb’s.

 

 

You did it! You’ve come to the end of this incredibly long post about Tbilisi! If I missed anything, please let me know by leaving a comment. Visiting Tbilisi right now? I’d love to get an insight in your trip! Tag me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with anything Tbilisi related.

 

*some of these links are affiliated links, meaning I earn something when you book your accommodation through them. This will cost you nothing extra but it does help me to keep bringing you travel stories! Each recommendation I do is from the heart and without dollar signs in the eyes 🙂

 

 

 

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    L. Spaans.
    November 14, 2016 at 12:07

    You must run out of time, there are too many interesting places just only in that town, The countryside must be overloaded by places to visit! Wish you good luck and more time for your visits. X

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      The Brave Dame
      November 14, 2016 at 14:42

      Oh yes, that’s definitely true! The good thing about Tbilisi is that it’s the ideal city to take trips from as almost every road goes to the city. We used it as our base to visit Kazbegi (more coming soon!), Gori and even Armenia! In between our travel days we enjoyed Tbilisi a lot, as you can probably tell 🙂

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    Matt - Georgia Tour Blog
    November 16, 2016 at 15:15

    You missed the Museum on Rustaveli Avenue!! Downstairs there are ancient coins and amazing gold work going back 3,000 years.
    Place to stay – must – Guest House Zemeli, near Besty’s but much cheaper and nice people. 200 metres to Rustaveli Mtro, McDonalds etc

    See name link for blogs on Georgia

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      The Brave Dame
      November 16, 2016 at 18:50

      How could I have missed it!? We kept telling each other we had to go but didn’t. Big fat bummer. Thanks for pointing it out, i’ll put it on the list for next time!

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    Mta
    November 16, 2016 at 18:52

    everything is good , thanks for spreading your emotions and experience !

    p.s.
    36. worst choice to try Khinkali in the city 😉

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      November 16, 2016 at 20:35

      Thanks so much! 🙂 Really? Do tell me your favorite khinkali place!

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      The Brave Dame
      November 16, 2016 at 20:35

      Thanks so much! 🙂 Really? Do tell me your favorite khinkali place!

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        Anonymous
        November 16, 2016 at 22:46

        Visit Kazbegi 😉

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        Mta
        November 17, 2016 at 02:10

        If we are talking about Khinkali in Tbilisi , Today ( 17-Nov-2016) 😀 there are several places with special taste and none of them are called “Kalakuri”(It means City style).
        here they are :

        AmoRame (only on weekends) – Ingorokva street. – Khinkali Pshavuri
        Chela Funicular (Funicular Tbilisi) – Special Chela recipe Khinkali
        Lagidze 2 (near the opera house) – Khinkali Mtiuluri
        Zakhar Zakharich (Under the “Dry Bridge”) – Khinkali Mtiuluri

        hope you will have opportunity to come back and try some Khinkalis in the city 🙂

        Good luck and huge love from Georgia.

        G.

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          The Brave Dame
          November 17, 2016 at 09:46

          YES, perfect! Thanks a million for your recommendations. I was already planning to go back to Georgia but with delicious khinkali on my mind it will definitely happen faster! 🙂

          • Mta
            November 17, 2016 at 13:36

            Happy to hear that 🙂

            So for the next visit, keep in mind to discover Georgian Cheese culture 😉

          • The Brave Dame
            November 17, 2016 at 15:06

            There’s a post coming about where to eat in Tbilisi, I’ll made sure to include some of your suggestions! I’ve made a good start with cheese by trying the different types of cheesy bread available in your country. Absolutely love it! Also drank wine out of horn, will never forget that one, haha!

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    Kote Gvelesiani
    November 17, 2016 at 11:29

    As an artist, I have mentioned that many talented artists has their paintings near the dry bridge in the garden..

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      The Brave Dame
      November 17, 2016 at 15:03

      You’re right and they’re absolutely wonderful!

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      Mta
      November 18, 2016 at 12:29

      Hahah :)) yeah, wines are more than enough to try with different dishes or just with one type of glass 🙂

      When in Tbilisi check this spot for variety of types – Cheese House https://www.facebook.com/cheesehouse/?fref=ts

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    Slávek
    November 17, 2016 at 18:48

    After reading this I want to go back to Tbilisi and the whole country right now! 😀 It’s funny how almost nobody knows about the Chronicle of Georgia, we had the same experience. If you want other tips for Tbilisi then check out the USE-IT map we made last summer on http://use-it.travel/cities/detail/tbilisi/.

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    Harsha
    January 29, 2017 at 09:21

    I’m already retired here :). Glad you liked it. I came in as a tourist in the spring of 2016 and became resident in the summer. Still you know much more about the “sights” than I do. It is an interesting city and evolving all the time – like all the others too I guess. Best, Harsha

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      The Brave Dame
      January 29, 2017 at 11:44

      Thanks for stopping by Harsha! I’m SO jealous of you! 😉

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    Ludwig
    January 29, 2017 at 19:26

    + 51 from top : take mini buss or fly to Mestia 😉

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    Christian
    February 1, 2017 at 22:44

    Very cool list of things to do in Tbilisi. As well as the Food Guide and The Chronicle of Georgia. Good ones, Rose, congrats! I’m wondering where to start, hehe. 😉
    I have some questions related with your posts and Tbilisi, maybe you can help me with that (traveling in one week to Tbilisi – Feb/17).

    1) I’ve been looking for a good quality/nice touristic map of the city in order to start marking the places you mentioned and organize my trip. Is there any you youd advice/share?
    2) The city is safe? I mean, I can walk around with my camera in hand with no problem?
    3) Regarding 20, “climb all the way to the statue of Mother Georgia”, is it ok to go with city shoes or maybe it would be best to take my trekking boots? I mean, I’m traveling this weekend.
    4) Any side where I could read about legends of Tbilisi? 🙂
    5) More or less how much the taxi to the sculpture (round-trip) should cost?

    😀

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      The Brave Dame
      February 2, 2017 at 13:33

      Hi Christian!

      Thanks so much! Glad you stopped by!
      Will try to answer everything in hopes that this will reach you in time.

      1. I always mark spots I want to visit on Google maps. This way I can navigate towards them via my phone, too. There are several apps with offline maps which you can download for free, just search for “Tbilisi map” and you’ll find plenty of them. I didn’t use them because I rely on Google maps. You can find (paper) maps all over Tbilisi as well.
      2. Yes, Tbilisi is very safe. I believe it has been in the top 10 of safest European cities multiple times. I’ve used my camera everywhere without a problem. People I met on the street were always in for a chat, even in the most touristy places.
      3. I used my simple sneakers on every walk, it wasn’t a problem at all. When you go through the botanical garden to the statue of Mother Georgia, most of the paths are paved. Only the last part of your journey is kind of sandy. I have a terrible fear of heights and I’m always afraid to fall, didn’t feel like that at all when I was there! I think my 86 year old grandma would’ve managed. Climbing Narikala is a whole other story though.
      4. I don’t know of any website, but you could attend a Georgian toast ceremony for the best stories about Georgia. Locals love to chat, so feel free to ask them about it!
      5. It cost us 30 GEL. It probably could’ve been cheaper if we had haggled more but this price was pretty okay for us. Make sure you arrange a price before you get into any cab.

      I wish you the BEST time in Georgia! Make sure to tag me in your photos (make me jealous!)
      Rose

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        Christian
        February 13, 2017 at 23:03

        Thanks, Rose!
        I am already in Tbilisi following all your pieces of advice. 😉

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          The Brave Dame
          February 14, 2017 at 11:21

          Awesome! Hope you enjoy your trip!

          • Lado
            February 20, 2017 at 13:01

            Hello, Christian, my response is probably late but I hope someone who have same questions will also find it. Everything Rose said is true, though it seems she paid great deal to cab drivers (And cab drivers are least trusty people in Georgia 😀 ), to say it short, you don’t need to pay more than 10 GEL one way, no matter from where to where, inside the city. (exception is airport, where 20-25 GEL is normal price). Those bastards seem to have different price lists for tourists and locals and charge tourists 3-4 times more. So, don’t shy away from haggling. 5 GEL is maximum price you should pay between any 2 points in city center.

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    Gerry
    April 16, 2017 at 09:11

    Hi Rose, In Tblisi at the moment and enjoying every moment of it. Got ‘ripped off’ at the airport paid 50 GEL, but it was raining and we were happy to get to our airbnb near Freedom Square. What struck me most is that smoking is allowed in public places. Luckily the weather is fantastic so we eat outside. We heard that next month it will be prohibited.
    Without reading your 50 tips we’ve already done a few, and our feet are killing us. So it will be the boat trip and sulphur baths today. 6 more days to go and local friends will be back from their Easter visits to their parents tomorrow.

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      The Brave Dame
      April 17, 2017 at 12:54

      Hi Gerry! Sounds really cool! Yeah, they smoke everywhere in Georgia (I secretly like it). Enjoy your days in Tbilisi!

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    Linda
    May 26, 2017 at 19:53

    It is a beautiful little city and mostly because of the COLORS! It reminds me a little bit of Italy.

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