Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia and its largest city. The city is situated on the both banks of river Mtkvari and has the population of 1,118,035 people (2014 census). Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang Gorgasali, Tbilisi became a capital of Georgia in 6th century. Tbilisi is a cultural, historical, political and industrial center of Georgia. With the beautiful nature and influence from eastern and western cultures Tbilisi has a numerous touristic attractions that will interest all types of travelers.
During short tour you can visit some of the most famous places in Tbilisi, like:
Old Tbilisi - old town of Tbilisi is one of the most iconic places in Georgia. Colorful and unique architecture that combines eastern and western civilizations can make everyone to fall in love with the city. Besides narrow streets and beautiful building you can visit Anchiskhati church which was built in 5th-6th centuries and is a jewel of an old town.
While walking in the streets of old town you may wander far enough to come across Sioni Cathedral which was initially built in the 6 th-7th centuries. It was rebuilt in 13th century and since then has been an important cathedral for Georgian Orthodoxy. The Sioni Cathedral was the main Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and the seat of Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia until the Holy Trinity Cathedral was built in 2004. Till nowadays Sioni Cathedral enchants lots of visitors with its glorious architecture.
Narikala castle - which was constructed in the middle of the 4th century. It was the main fortress of Tbilisi and Royal palace resided their. Visiting Narikala you can also see the Church of St. Nickoloz that was build inside the castle in 13th century. You can enjoy breathtaking view of Tbilisi from the castle walls.
Metekhi church of Holy Virgin - overseas river Mtkvari since 5th century. Before moving it to Narikala Castle the Royal palace was situated here. It has a wonderful view on the Old Tbilisi and river Mtkvari.
Mtatsminda - Father David’s church - It is named after St. Father David Garejian, who was one of those Assyrian Fathers, who came to Georgia in 6th century to strengthen Christianity. The church was built in 6th century. Nowadays a pantheon of famous Georgian writers and public figures is also situated here.
Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia – it was established in 2004 and presents the nation’s rich, authentic cultural heritage. It is one of the main history museums in Tbilisi and houses hundreds of thousands of artifacts of Georgia’s and the Caucasus archaeology and ethnography.