This tour suits you perfectly as you have just a few hours of free time in Tbilisi. This is the minimum list of attractive viewpoints in the old part of the city to walk through. During this stroll, you hear about Tbillisi's foundation history, culture mix and architectural transformations through the medieval centuries. I assist you in taking a massive number of pictures on your mobile. This tour is a great option when you are limited with time and still want to reach your memories with views and city facts from a local guide.
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary is located in the ancient historic district on the left bank of the Mtkvari River in old Tbilisi. Researchers confirm that this temple stays in the basement of an old one dating from the 5th century. This is the place where from the history of Tbilisi starts.
A perfect panoramic view on both embarkments, colourful carved balconies natural Metekhi cliff. Here we stop to discuss two exciting monuments – that describe facts of Georgian history and city culture. And continue our walk to the cable car station.
The oldest part of the Old Town is the fortress and the houses adjacent to its foot, with an ensemble of openwork balconies. Dominating Tbilisi, this fortress consists of two walled sections on a mountain range between the botanical garden and the oldest part of the city, called Kala. The fortress was built in Arabic; this guardian of the city stood here long before our city became the capital.
It is currently the only Muslim shrine in the old city. The nowadays building was rebuilt by an Italian architect in the middle of the 19th and finally renovated at the end of the 19th with the investments of generous Azerbaijan philanthropists, significantly altering its eastern part. The brick building stands on a steep slope. The windows of the longitudinal walls are decorated with arches. In its architecture, the neo-Gothic and Islamic elements are harmoniously combined.
A natural canyon in the middle of the old city forms the second stage of the cascading waterfall of the Tsavkisitskali River. This place, literally ten years ago, was part of the territory of the botanical garden and, even earlier, the royal gardens. On the slopes of the canyon, fig tree sprouts make their way, which grow in large numbers along the top of the canyon in the Batonian Garden itself.
- The Sulfur Baths District
A beautiful place in the heart of the old city. This corner in the past was called "Kharpukh" - the nose. Why? But about this on the spot, since the question requires: "closer consideration." Baths have been and remain an important cultural and traditional component of the public life of Tbilisi. Our baths have been standing on sulfur healing springs for centuries, and now you may also want to feel like a Tbilisi citizen and visit here.
This Synagogue was built entirely with the contribution of Georgian Jews at the beginning of the 20th century. Interesting fact European or Russian Jews who were resettled in the Caucasus at the end of the 19th century did not have any connection with Georgian Jews—as a result, in the old city, Jews had two synagogues. And this one was used just by Georgian Jews.
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a monument of Georgian architecture, a cross-domed temple located on the lower right bank of the Mtkvari River. Sioni Complex includes a fence, the Cathedral of the Assumption, and two bell towers. The largest sanctuary of the Georgian Orthodox Church - St. Nino's Cross, is here. The temple also houses a miraculous stone of grace from Jerusalem by St. David of Gareja.
The Bridge of Peace is also known as the "Tbilisi Glass Bridge". In the beginning, there were controversial opinions of Tbilisi residents about this bridge. As it is situated in the historical district of Tbilisi, some people complained that the bridge unduly dominated the historic old towns, and so, obscured the area’s old architectural landmarks. Meantime you can hardly see anyone who hasn’t walked through the Bridge of Peace if arrived in Tbilisi.
Rike Park is an attraction for both tourists and Tbilisi residents. They can bring their children with them and have fun with playground equipment. They can see water features, like dancing and singing waterfalls, climb over the artificial climbing wall, run through the children’s maze, or just roam around the landscaped gardens and cosy, quiet corners. Even though Rike Park is considered to be the youngest recreational area in Tbilisi, it has already gained accessibility.