Fancy an Old Tbilisi Tour? The Famous Parts of Tbilisi Explained!

Interested in a tour of Old Tbilisi?

Want to find out more about what to see in Old Tbilisi?

The most famous part of Tbilisi is well-known for its churches, museums, monuments and other historical sites. Here are my TOP 6 must-see historical places during your Old Tbilisi Tour!

1. Tsminda Sameba | Old Tbilisi Tour

A Huge Orthodox Christian Cathedral - The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi!

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is one of the largest in the world.

The tall building rises in three levels and at the topmost is a beautiful and hard-to-miss golden dome. A golden cross sits on top of the dome.

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is also known as the Holy Trinity Cathedral. You will find it on a hill in the historically famous Avlabari District in Old Tbilisi.

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is also known as the Holy Trinity Cathedral. You will find it on a hill in the historically famous Avlabari District in Old Tbilisi.

I love the beautiful area surrounded by gardens!

Inside the foundations of this impressive structure, there were buried items brought from Holy sites in the 'Holy Land' in addition to the stones collected from the tombs of Saints from Monasteries throughout Georgia.

The outside of the Tsminda Sameba Cathedral looks very intriguing and the inside is decorated with plenty of murals, engravings, paintings, chandeliers, frescos, and repousse silver artwork.

Tsminda Sameba Cathedral is one of the amazing places I would recommend you visit on your trip here.

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2. Anchiskhati Basilica | Old Tbilisi Tour

A Sacred Site in the Heart of a Bustling City!

Anchiskhati Basilica Tbilisi is Considered the Oldest Church in Georgia.

The church is small, old and the interior is dark so at first, my eyes had to adapt to this darkness.

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Anchiskhati Basilica is an ancient Eastern Orthodox church in Tbilisi, actually considered the oldest church in Georgia dating back to the 6th century.

The atmosphere is very solemn and you are not allowed to raise your voice.

However, on the outside, the small garden is beautiful with few palm trees and rose bushes and there is a great place to take pictures.

Don’t miss the opportunity of seeing this oldest church in Georgia!

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3. Art Palace of Georgia | Old Tbilisi Tour

Enjoy the fantastic vast history the Art Palace of Georgia has to offer!

Art Palace of Georgia- Museum of Cultural History is located in Tbilisi Georgia on Kargareti street.

The art productions exhibited here are equally beautiful and you can buy some of the pieces as souvenirs.

Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History is Known as the Former Palace of Graph Oldenburg

It is not a huge Museum and I highly recommend it a tour here as a half-day or full-day trip.

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4. Narikala Fort | Old Tbilisi Tour

Look at the History of the City from Narikala Fort!

If you ever tour Georgia, ensure you put Narikala Fortress on your Top 10 places to visit. And it is also very photogenic capturing Tbilisi and the Mtkvari River in their prime beauty in the background.

If you are an adventurous spirit, then you can easily do this but if you are not, you can always book a tour with the local Travel companies ahead of time to secure a spot.

The ruins of Narikala Fort form the epitome of Tbilisi’s skyline reminding the residents of the area about its turbulent history throughout the centuries.

Experience the turbulent history of Narikala Fort Tbilisi!

However, apart from the Narikala Fortress rustic structures, it is an amazing spot and height to enjoy great scenic views especially at night when the beautiful city lights dazzle up on the horizon so beautifully.

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5. Monument to Characters of Movie Mimino | Old Tbilisi Tour

Enjoy the Monument if you are interested in Soviet-era filmography!

The Monument to the characters of the movie Mimino Tbilisi is a gem of Georgian art.

Exquisitely cast and crafted, this gem of Georgian art the monument to the characters of the movie Mimino Tbilisi is situated at a prime junction close to the old town on the street.

The Monument to Characters of Movie Mimino Tbilisi is a Gem of Georgian art

The Monument to Characters of Movie Mimino Tbilisi is a Gem of Georgian art

This monument pays respect to the Soviet film "Mimino." If you are a fan of old Soviet movies you should remember Mimino, a comedy about the friendship of Georgians, Armenians, and Russians.

If you have ever watched and loved the movie Mimino, this artistic monument is worth a visit.

Moreover, it makes a nice photo-shoot spot for those who know the film.

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6. Sioni Cathedral Tbilisi | Old Tbilisi Tour

Enjoy the Peaceful and Wonderful Central Cathedral!

Sioni Cathedral Tbilisi bears the name of Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

You can look at nice frescoes, beautiful paintings at the Sioni Cathedral Tbilisi.

The actual church is a fine example of Georgian medieval religious architecture featuring nice frescoes, beautiful paintings, amazing works of art, and the bell towers.

Sioni Cathedral Tbilisi Bears the Name of Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

You are allowed to take pictures inside the Sioni Cathedral Tbilisi, so enjoy it. Very nice place!

I would highly recommend that you visit this beautiful and wonderful church because even better, it is one where you are allowed to take pictures inside.

It also has a quiet courtyard which strengthens the spiritual effect in the atmosphere.

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