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Visiting Georgia – Explore Tbilisi City

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Visiting Georgia and it’s capital Tbilisi is one of the best things to. This guide helps you find a place to stay, where to go and what to do!

Tbilisi Botanical Garden

Tbilisi Botanical garden is located at the foothills of the Naikala fortress in the city center of Tbilisi. The National botanical Garden of Georgia occupies the area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups.

There are two entrances to the garden one is from the top of Narikala fortress and other entrance is from Abanotubani just behind the Tbilisi Mosque. Entrance fee: 2 GEL. Entrance is free for kids.

Tbilisi Marrioatt Hotel 

Visiting Georgia and not staying in Tbilisi Marriott Hotel offers a contemporary destination from which to explore the fascinating cultural history of Georgia’s capital city. Featuring distinctive location in a 100-year-old building, our historic hotel places you in Tbilisi’s vibrant city center. Allow us to dazzle you with a gorgeous atrium-style lobby, magnificent crystal chandeliers, and elegant  chandeliers, and elegant furnishings.

All rooms and suites boast variety of amenities to ensure a rejuvenating stay in Georgia, such as deluxe bedding, stately marble bathrooms, 24-hour room service and superb entertainment options. We also showcase first-class on-site restaurants, a fitness center, a sauna and over 60,000 square feet of stylish revenue space.

Authentic Georgian Cuisine 

The authentic Georgian cuisine and it’s close to the main places to visit in old town like the botanical Garden, Narikala Fortress, cable car and Rike Park and last but not least Sameba- considered the biggest Orthodox Church in Georgia. It is affordable, authentic and tasty.

The place is decorated with ancient art by the famous Georgian artist Pirosmani and with also stuff from ancient Georgian times, antiques and the depiction of contents of Georgian cuisine can be seen everywhere. The ambience transports you to old Georgia!

Kartlis Deda

Kartlis Deda (Mother of a Kartli or Mother of a Georgian), is a monument in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi. If you are visiting Georgia and missing this one, your journey is a waste!

The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress.

She symbolizes the Georgian National character. In her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies

Fairy Garden with a lovely little cafe

This is quaint Decorative Plant Nursery owned by a family located in a suburb around Tbilisi Sea. Locals go there not only to buy plants but also to enjoy being at this beautiful place and sit outside of the cafe with a friend or lover over delicious coffee and cake.

If you want to have a wonderful morning tea or coffee and enjoy many beautiful flowers and other decorative  plants Gardenia will make your day, the place is full with old things, crafts and different art-work you will love. Its apparently a great place to take photos as well (which is free).

Ride to the Holy Mountain

This is the easiest way to get to Mtatsminda, which was the premiere park of Tbilisi. The funicular is cheap and takes you up to a Soviet-era amusement park filled with games and children, though also with some high class restaurants.

The funicular is the easiest, fastest and funniest way to get Mtatsminda. Though prone to shutdowns, being an easy uphill walk from the Parliament on Rustaveli, its worth seeing it’s in operation.

This will take you to place with the best views of Tbilisi, where you can see all the way to Kabuga Mountain.  Take a selfie with the Holy Mountain behind you, while visiting Georgia as a lasting memory!

Nerkresi Monastery Complex

While exploring Tbilisi, don’t miss this Monastery! Nerkresi once was a town in Kakheti, Georgia. Nowadays Nekresi is a monastery complex located high up in the hill offering breathtaking views to surrounding plateau, not to mention that monastery complex is really interesting by itself. Located close to Kvareli town.

The church was recently restored, stone masonry repaired, roof rebuilt, windows put in place. Visitors of Nekresi should buy a round-trip ticket for a bus which will take you up in the hill. Price per ride about 1 GEL.

(c) Bindu Gowda

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