Nestling in a valley between the North and South Caucasus Mountain ranges and with a fascinating old town full of narrow streets, sulphur bath houses and distinctive carved wooden balconies, Georgia’s capital has been attracting visitors for centuries.
Top things to see and do in Tbilisi
- Get a wonderful view of the Tbilisi city from the top of the impressive Narikala Fortress, whose walls date back from the 4th century.
- Experience Georgian café culture when you enjoy a chai or Turkish coffee – and sometimes live music – in one of the city’s many cafes. You’ll find lots of places to choose from in the Chardin area of Tbilisi’s old town.
- Don’t go home without a few samples of Georgian crafts. You can find distinctive souvenirs including antique carpets, objects made of decorative carved wood, embroidered jackets and Georgian pottery.
- Take a trip to the Abanotubani – the city’s famed sulphur bath quarter, and enjoy a bath and massage. You’ll be in good company – Pushkin, Dumas and Tolstoy spoke highly of this traditional Tbilisi experience.
Tips for travellers
Don’t stop at Tbilisi – there’s loads to see in Georgia, including fascinating cave villages and miles of pristine Black Sea coast. Make the city your starting point for a great trip.