Old Tbilisi Explained: What is Old Tbilisi Really Known For?

Fancy a tour of Old Tbilisi?  

Want to find out what Old Tbilisi is really known for?

Old Tbilisi is known for many things, such as beautiful buildings, historical sites, stunning views, cozy cafes, cultural sights and so on... here are my TOP 10 favorite places that I know that you would just want to see, when you are in Old Tbilisi

1. Sulphur Baths | Old Tbilisi

Get a Scrub and Massage in Tbilisi!

There is a good reason that the old Tbilisi Sulphur Baths are overbooked.  The idea of sitting in a relaxing bath complete with a massage and a scrub at an affordable price is both exciting and appealing.

Moreover, Sulphur Baths have a medical and relaxing effect and are good for your mental and physical health. The water is believed to contain curative properties especially for skin diseases, nervous system, and insomnia problems hence making them famous.

I highly rate the VIP baths which have a relaxation lounge, a spa room, and a marble massage plinth.

You can also enjoy cocktails and wine delivered by your suite.

I would recommend the Orbeliani Bathhouse that has a beautiful mosque-like exterior.

My favorite one is Gulo’s bath with They have great rooms with an “entry” lobby room.

Tbilisi Sulfur Baths - Gulos VIP Room

Tbilisi Sulfur Baths - Gulos VIP Room

In Queen’s Sulphur Bath you would love the massage here.

Enjoy the Sulphur Baths!

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2. Leghvtakhevi Gorge | Old Tbilisi

Enjoy the Amazing Waterfall at the Center of the City!

One more unmissable and my favorite place in Old Tbilisi is the Gorge of Leghvtakhevi.

At the end of the road will see a stunning 22 meters high waterfall and along with footpaths here is a suspension bridge that makes your walking more joyful and safer.

The Leghvtakhevi Gorge with a narrow stream run through this area with most of the baths located on one side of it.

The Leghvtakhevi Gorge with a narrow stream run through this area with most of the baths located on one side of it.

This gorge is one of the favorite places for couples as there is a romantic and starry-eyed little bridge with lots of love locks and I enjoy taking pictures at this amazing place.

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3. Botanical Garden | Old Tbilisi 

Spend Your Time with Delightful Plants and Animals at the Tranquil Botanical Garden!

The National Botanical Garden of Georgia, which was the garden of the Royal Palace, is located in Old Tbilisi. In this garden, you can enjoy various delightful alleys and even exotic plant collections.

 It likes a paradise for me, as a plant lover. This is a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts.

A zipline from the "Mother of Georgia" is a great touristic attraction for extreme sports lovers.

For me, the best time to visit the Botanical Garden is in the morning when it is not very hot. This is one of the greatest strolls you should not miss!

Read more about National Botanical Garden here


4. Agmashenebeli Avenue

Enjoy the beauty of the buildings and the atmosphere of Agmashenebeli Avenue Tbilisi!

Agmashenebeli Avenue Tbilisi is one of the main and beautiful avenues in the historical part of the city.

This Avenue is fascinating and I am so impressed by the beauty of the buildings and the atmosphere of the street.

Agmashenebeli Avenue Tbilisi is one of the main and beautiful Avenue in the historical part of the city.

Agmashenebeli Avenue Tbilisi is one of the main and beautiful Avenue in the historical part of the city.

It is my favorite place to hang out with friends at restaurants and cafes.

Although the houses from the 19th century have been renovated currently, they came out looking very attractive and worth the work.

If you would like to enjoy the nightlife of Tbilisi and you do not like the ambiance of nightclubs, then Agmashenebeli Avenue is the place for you and the best part is they stay open until the wee hours of the morning.

A tour here is a great idea for unwinding.

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5. Metekhi Temple

Enjoy with Small Historical Church and the Stunning Views!

Metekhi Temple Tbilisi is a Georgian Orthodox church located to the left bank of Mtkvari River on Metekhi Cliff opposite the Old Town of Tbilisi in the ancient Metekhi District.

The combination of a rich history with the grey stones, which was built to look like a growing continuation of the cliff and is visible from many parts of the city, and the magnificent view from the front of the church tower makes it a charming must-see-place for any visitor.

Metekhi Temple Tbilisi is a Georgian Orthodox church located to the left bank of Mtkvari River on Metekhi Cliff opposite the Old Town of Tbilisi in the ancient Metekhi District.

Metekhi Temple Tbilisi is a Georgian Orthodox church located to the left bank of Mtkvari River on Metekhi Cliff opposite the Old Town of Tbilisi in the ancient Metekhi District.

Enjoy the great views from the grounds of the Metekhi Temple Tbilisi.

I love an amazing small garden at the back of the church that overlooks the Rike Park and the church grounds allow us to see the great views over the Old Town across the river.

Metekhi Temple is worth visiting for its rich historic value, the picturesque views it offers, and also its location across the river from the Old Town.

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6. Kafe Leila | Old Tbilisi

Get a Great Experience by Visiting A Gorgeous Café with a Fancy Environment!

Kafe Leila is a little cozy café in the Old Tbilisi area.

 If you would like to eat European and Eastern European cuisines, it’s a nice place to try. Additionally, here you can get some vegetarian food, fish or other various dishes.

I got a great Turkish coffee here and also their Rose wine which is so refreshing that made me want to come back here again.

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7. The National Gallery Tbilisi

Meet Famous Georgian Painters in Just About an Hour at the National Gallery of Georgia!

The National Gallery is located on Rustaveli Avenue in the center of Tbilisi, Georgia.

Here you can see all sorts of art collections from prehistory to stunning works in gold dating from over 2,000 years ago, in addition to a fascinating account of early gold mining in Georgia.

The National Gallery Tbilisi has All Sorts of Art Collections From Prehistory to Stunning Works in Gold Dating

The National Gallery Tbilisi has All Sorts of Art Collections From Prehistory to Stunning Works in Gold Dating

Surprisingly, there is a great art collection of the Georgian primitivistic painter Niko Pirosmani. I love visiting this museum as it focuses on other Georgian painters, as well as the ones, who do modern art.

The Treasury section with its vast collection of artifacts will leave your imagination in the days of the Georgian Golden Years.

I do recommend a cognitive and dazzling tour here.

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8. Mtatsminda Park

Have Fun and Enjoy a Beautiful Landscape Simultaneously! 

Mtatsminda  Park Tbilisi is a famous Park with a beautiful landscape that is located at the top of Mount Mtatsminda overlooking Tbilisi the capital of Georgia.

You can entertain with activities, carousels, roller coasters, and water slides in the Mount Mtatsminda Amusement Park Tbilisi.

The funicular railway gives you a chance to enjoy taking up and down from the mountain to the park.

One of my favorite activities on Mtatsminda is a Giant Ferris wheel which sits at the edge of the Mountain offering an amazing view over the city.

Mtatsminda Park Tbilisi is a famous Park with a beautiful landscape that is located at the top of Mount Mtatsminda overlooking Tbilisi the capital of Georgia.

The fun and serenity here are worth it. I recommend a tour here so put it on your bucket list for your Tbilisi trip.

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9. Kartlis Deda

Enjoy a Tour with an Amazing View of the City From the Monument of Georgian National Character!

Famously known as "Mother of Georgia”, Kartlis Deda Tbilisi is a monument perched at the top of Sololaki Hill.

One of my favorite attractions here is the aerial tramway from Rike Park to Narikala Fortress.

Moreover, it’s possible to get there from Old Town using the stairs bright under the statue that makes for a nice tour with an amazing view of the city from the top.

Besides the amazing statue with a rich historic story behind it, the picturesque options, and the panoramic views of the city, there is no much activity here so it is a worthy tour.

Ensure to visit this monument!

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10. Museum of Illusions | Old Tbilisi

Experience Different Kinds of Illusions at the Museum of Illusions Tbilisi!

The Museum of Illusions Tbilisi is just a short walk from the bathhouses.

The place is also not so spacious for me but has quite several fascinating things to keep the visitors entertained for several hours.

The Museum of Illusions Tbilisi is just a short walk from the bathhouses.

The Museum of Illusions Tbilisi is just a short walk from the bathhouses.

You can engage in many activities and illusions with one of the activities that I would greatly recommend being in the Vortex Tunnel.

As I enjoy solving puzzles, so I liked that I could buy miniature-sized puzzles there.

So, enjoy the unique tour of the Museum of Illusions Tbilisi and love the relaxing feel after visiting!

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