Tbilisi (or Tiflis – it is an old name that is easier to pronounce) is the Georgian capital and the main political, economic and industrial center of the country. The picturesque city stretched on the banks of the Kura River attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. The name of the city comes from the Georgian word TBILI, which means WARM. And everything here is filled with this warmth: the majestic walls of ancient fortresses and temples, the healing waters of thermal springs, the winding cozy cobblestone streets, the balconies in colorful courtyards, the smiles of people in the streets and the calm and peaceful rhythm of the city.
Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century AD and carefully preserves its unique past. Along with ultramodern buildings and well-developed infrastructure, the city has preserved its rich architectural, cultural and historical heritage and shares it generously with every traveller.
Generosity and hospitality of Georgian people have already become a legend, and in Tbilisi these distinctive features of the nation are especially evident. From the very first minutes you feel like a dear and welcomed guest. It is worth coming here not only for historical monuments and sights, but also to discover the big heart of this ancient city. Feel the temperament of the locals, taste authentic cuisine and famous Georgian wines, experience unforgettable emotions at various cultural and art events, see the city from a bird's eye view, get lost in the tangled streets of the old city.
What to see in Tbilisi:
- Narikala Fortress, which can be reached by a cable car, and the ancient part of the city at its foot;
- Sulphur baths (or Abanotubani in the area with the same name), way back praised by Russian poet Pushkin and French writer Duma;
- Metekhi Church, one of the main symbols of Tbilisi;
- Pedestrian Bridge of Peace and Rike Park with its original sculptures;
- Holy Trinity Cathedral (Tsminda Sameba) — residence of the Patriarch of Georgia;- State Museum of Georgia and Art Museum;
- The amusement park at the top of Mtatsminda mountain (the best observation deck in the city and a great place to visit with children);
- Rustaveli Avenue, the main street of the city and the pedestrian street of Shardeni with many cafes, restaurants and shops
- Tbilisi Botanical Garden with waterfalls and rare plant species.
We also advise you to go on a tour from Tbilisi to Mtskheta (the old capital city of Georgia), Kakheti (the main wine-making region of the country), the mountainous regions of Kazbegi, Gudauri and Svaneti, the sea resorts of Batumi, Kobuleti, Sarpi, Gonio and many other destinations you can find in the section Daily trips on our website.