T'bilisi Travel Guide

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    Kikodzis kucha
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    Carving around main door
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  • Samegrelo house (19th century)
    Samegrelo house (19th century)
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T'bilisi Things to Do

  • Cemetery like no other

    The so called, Pantheon of Georgian artistic colossi, is located midway up one of the hills which makes it difficult to reach on foot. Even though on a map it looks as if the funicular is close and might have a stop it does not. Even a taxi ride will not save you from a steep climb since the road is closed half way up (just for the mortals). The...

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  • Cool Off on a Hot Summer Day at Tbilisi...

    If you're in town during the summer long enough to enjoy a day at the pool, one of the choices you have is going to Tbilisi Sea Club, also known as the Tbilisi Yacht Club. It is located on the southern shore of the "Tbilisi Sea". It costs about 15 GEL per person (kids under five or so get in for free) and parking is free. They have two deep pools...

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  • Georgia's newest aqua park, GINO...

    It is so awesome that this park has come to Tbilisi. It had a soft opening in August 2013 allowing people to enjoy a handfull of awesome water slides, a wave pool with a climbing wall at the deep end and zero-depth entry for little kids, a lazy river that they call a "wild river" (bring your own floating devices), a rope challenge course (with...

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  • Places to see...

    Theres quite a bit to see but can be done in a day...-The old town - jsut get yourself lost and walk around the old back streets and admire the old buildings-Nariqata Fortress - walk up the hill to the fortress, free entry for great views of this historic city-Mother Georgia (Kartlis Deda) monument - just along from the fortress, mother georgia...

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  • Mziuri Park for young children

    There's not too many things for little kids to do in Tbilisi, so if you're here and you have little ones who need to burn off some energy, here is a park they should enjoy playing at. In this park there are several playgrounds, so if one doesn't catch your interest you can stroll over to another one. In the summer there are lots of shade trees to...

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  • Bathhouse #5

    Bathhouse #5 is nearly 300 years old and Tbilisi's oldest bathhouse. It is located right next to the garden park. It has private rooms that are available 24/7 and priced at 35, 50, 70 and 80 GEL/hour. The more expensive rooms come with a sauna, and hot and cold showers and pools. It also has a communal public bath, segregated by gender, which is...

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T'bilisi Restaurants

  • SEVERELY OVERRATED

    My guidebook raved about this place. The menu has an article by the chef about all the care and attention they take in preparing great food and providing fantastic hospitality. Too bad they didn’t tell the staff or the chef who cooked my food. When I first walked in I was impressed with the large ovens in the floor where they bake the fantastic...

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  • Great variety in meals Lebanese ...

    What I am delighted my heart when my visit to Tbilisi , watch my in the center of the capital of Georgia , is located in Solo Lucky , close to the Marriott Hotel is located in the Round of freedom , the intervention of him , remember the atmosphere of the Lebanese village from where the decor is modest , wonderful welcome by his administration ,...

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  • A unique experience in the choice what...

    Lebanese restaurant located in the Tbilisi area Solow Lucky, near round Liberty Street Machebel No. 2, the Lebanese flag on the front of the shop, a very nice restaurant, offers best meals Lebanese grills and garnish has a list of food variety and complete especially falafel and kebabs wonderful tabbouleh and fattoush addition to hummus Beans also...

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T'bilisi Nightlife

  • Beer and sport on Rustaveli Avenue

    We visited Cellar on Rustaveli one afternoon during our visit to Tbilisi in February 2013.Although we visited during the day time, and the bar served food, I'll include this as a nightlife tip rather than a restaurant tip as we only visited for drinks and it felt more like a bar than a restaurant.As its name suggests, this underground bar is...

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  • Bar-Restaurant "Profile"

    Latin-American compositions and songs, jazz, jazz-rock, European pop music and film soundtrack by the best band "Profile" (from 23:30 to 24:00).

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  • Football and Rugby match

    It's one of the place for foreign people living in Tbilisi.Mostly English and French and particulary while match!2 screens there. Advice you to arrive before it start if you want to sit down (especially if England/France match)You'll find there: Georgian beer and Guiness.Pizza and traditional georgian "Xatchapuri" but also a cool choise of...

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T'bilisi Transportation

  • Here there and everywhere

    I took a taxi organsied from Envoy hostel from the airport but at 40Lari thats a bit of a con.I got a taxi back from the street for 20 Lari.Marshrukta to Kazbegi leaves Dadubi for 10 LariTo Yerevan by overnight train is 49 Lari (£19) in a Kupe (4 bed closed door) for the 9 hour trip.A taxi return to Davit Geraja is 140 Lari , including a 2 hour...

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  • Mtatsminda Funicular

    We took a ride on the Mtatsminda Funicular during our visit to Tbilisi in February 2013.We were under the impression that the funicular had closed, and indeed it had been closed for some time for renovation work, but one day we noticed that it was in action. We walked to the lower station (a steep walk up 9 Aprilis qucha, to the side of the...

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  • Marshrutky between Tbilisi and Mtskheta

    During our visit to Tbilisi in February 2013, we decided to undertake a day trip to the nearby town of Mtskheta, a former capital of Georgia.We ascertained that the cheapest way of getting to Mtskheta was by marshrutka (local minibus) and the following details were correct as at the time of our visit.Tbilisi – MtskhetaThe marshrutky (plural of...

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T'bilisi Shopping

  • Second hand street market selling...

    We visited Dry Bridge Market on the final day of our stay in Tbilisi in February 2013.This open air market is located around Saarbrucken Bridge and Martis Park on the banks of the Mtkvari River and opens daily (Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm / Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm).We approached the market from the centre of town and were at first a little underwhelmed. We walked...

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  • Local produce at local prices!

    The reason for us visiting Didube metro station during our visit to Tbilisi in February 2013 was that one of the city's main marshrutka (minibus) stations is located right next to the metro station. We were catching a marshrutka to nearby Mtskheta.Didube metro station is located a few miles north of the city centre; 5 and 6 stops respectively from...

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  • Pilgrim

    Very nice and cozy shop with lots of cool stuff from Pilgrim and many more.You can found here clothes and shoes too.

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T'bilisi Local Customs

  • Churchkhela - the "Georgian Snickers"

    A popular sweet snack in Georgia is Churchkhela.Nicknamed the "Georgian Snickers", Churchkhela is a string of nuts covered in a thickened sweet grape juice with a slightly rubbery texture.You will find them hanging outside many shops or being sold at markets, from stalls in the streets or by elderly ladies in underpasses. When they are hanging...

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  • Salty mineral water

    I had read in our guidebook that Borjomi is considered the most popular non-alcoholic beverage in Georgia, and that it is something of an acquired taste.I must admit, the description of it as a "salty mineral water" didn't sound very appealing (I imagined drinking a bottle of sea water!) but I was determined to give it a try during our stay in...

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  • Georgian "lemonade"

    During our visit to Tbilisi in February 2013, we soon learnt that the term "lemonade" on a Georgian restaurant menu doesn't have the same meaning as it does in much of the world!Ordering a lemonade gives no guarantee of getting a lemon flavoured drink. Instead, the term lemonade acts as a capture all for various flavoured soft drinks.We sampled a...

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T'bilisi Warnings and Dangers

  • night life safety

    Hi all, I spent one month in tbilisi for business. I would like to share the safety tips I experienced. Night life: Two locations: under bridge and shardni street. Both are places for scammers girls and boys. Start in street: they will approach you to pay girls and their friends. Bodyguards will ask money or you will not pass easy. Inside, bar...

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  • Metrocard

    To travel with the metro you need to buy a card for 2 lari. If you want to get your money back at the end of your trip you need to keep the ticket you receive when you buy the card. this card you can also use to go with the funicular to Narikala fortress.

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  • Driving and car rental problems

    Most guide-books don't advise hiring a car in Tbilisi - and, it has to be said, even being a pedestrian is sometimes a bit uncomfortable! Nevertheless, there are a number of places of interest which are near to the city (e.g. Mtskheta) and you might consider it worthwhile to drive to some of them. My personal opinion is that, although the traffic...

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T'bilisi Tourist Traps

  • The Georgian Alphabet

    I did not like to put the Georgian Alphabet under a trap section @ all but if you are unprepared you'll be trapped. I do apologize for all Georgian who might feel offended; they are after all gracious enough to forgive me. @ least we ignorant foreigners feel trapped when confronted by the Georgian Alphabet.The bad news there is 33 letters in the...

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  • Saunas not really Saunas

    Some of the saunas that may be seen all around the city are not really saunas. These are brothels. Therefore if you decide to go to Sauna you may be surprised to see a shabby or a luxury place with no relation to where you intended to go...Old Town saunas are traditional bathes. Though about a year ago Sauna Poseidon one of the most notorious...

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  • Georgian Supra

    One thing that Georgians have an extremality is a consumption of alcohol on Georgian Table - SUPRA. Georgians love to drink a lot of wine, vodka or whatever is stronger. And for some reason they believe that foreigners who do not have such a culture, must match them in alcohol drinking. So be aware... On one hand Georgian Table is really an...

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T'bilisi Off The Beaten Path

  • Tbilisi's Great Synagogue

    If you're Jewish, or even if you're not, stopping by the Great Synagogue is worth the trip when you're walking around Old Town. It was built from 1895 to 1903 by Georgian Jews who migrated from Akhaltsikhe to Tbilisi. The interior is absolutely beautiful and it's a miracle the Soviets did not destroy it.

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  • one&only mosque of T'bilisi

    I think,it is the only one mosque in the city,well preserved..look at the windows..kinda Gothic and look at the minaret arabic but art nouveau style..good example of mixture of arts.I hadn't time to visit..friend of mine wasn't a religious one,and he was waiting to guide me:) you will see its picture:) sleepy one..jajajajaja

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  • Cafes of Pedestrian st.

    Very well reneweded..great ambiance,but hadn't sit and have a drink something..hoping to be there next time..I think,here is the right place to taste wonderful Georgian wines..

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T'bilisi Sports & Outdoors

  • Capoeira in Tbilisi

    Hello everyone,Everyone is welcomed to to join us for playing Capoeira in Tbilisi even if only passing through.We are always happy to have guest. :-)Just check on the link for the training day and time or send me a mail at capoeiratbilisi@yahoo.com. Please wear sport shoes and comfortable, breathable pants and t-shirt or top.

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  • Biking

    Tbilisi is not really adopted to biking. However if one goes out early in the morning a bike trip up to Turtle lake may really be an enjoying adventure. It does not take a lot of time and efforts to go upslope for about 10–20 minutes

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T'bilisi Favorites

  • Local beer

    Natakhtari is the most popular beer in Georgia; a lager, a bit pils-type, very refreshing during the hot days; I like a lot wine, and some Georgian wines are famous, but on travel I almost always go for beer, knowing that I miss something local, but wine has to be drunk (at least for me) in special circumstances. So, after an afternoon in the heat...

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  • Don’t hesitate to leave the streets !

    Beautiful backyards in the old parts of Tbilissi are among the most interesting things to visit; these backyards are a bit the soul of the city, they all have the common charm of peaceful places, far from the hectic street side, the trees, the beautiful balconies and staircases, high climbing vine arbours providing shade in hot summer days. . . and...

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  • The bridges over the Kura

    The Kura River (Mt'k'vari in Georgian) flows through Tbilissi, on its way to the Caspian Sea; its name derives most probably (but who can be sure with old assertions based on some linguistic observations or historic nationalism?) from Cyrus the Great, the Persian emperor.Tbilissi has a number of bridges which link left and right banks, and if there...

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