Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography
The Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography is an open-air museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, displaying the examples of folk architecture and craft work from various regions of the country. The museum is named after Giorgi Chitaia, a Georgian ethnographer, who founded the museum on April 27, 1966. Since December 30, 2004, it has been administered as part of the Georgian National Museum. The museum is located west to Turtle Lake on a hill overlooking the city.The museum occupies 52 hectares of land and is arranged in eleven zones, displaying around 70 buildings and more than 8,000 items. The exhibition features the traditional darbazi-type and fiat-roofed stone houses from eastern Georgia, openwork wooden houses with gable roofs of straw or boards from western Georgia, watchtowers from the mountainous provinces of Khevsureti, Pshavi, and Svaneti, Megrelian and Imeretian wattle maize storages, Kakhetian wineries (marani), and Kartlian water mills as well as a collection of traditional household articles such as distaffs, knitting-frames, chums, clothes, carpets, pottery and furniture.
Lunch is served
Mtatsminda - Holy Mountain, Monastery of Father David
Mount Mtatsminda Is the center of the city. From the mountain you will see the panorama of entire Tbilisi. Small and beautiful church is located on the mountain named after Father David – MamaDaviti. At the top of Mount Mtatsminda is located Mtatsminda Park – famous landscaped park overlooking the Georgian capital. The park has carousels, water slides, a roller-coaster, and a big Ferris Wheel at the edge of the mountain, offering a splendid view over the city. You can go up to Mtasminda Park with cable railway.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third- tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious buildings in the world by total area. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones.
Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi and the river Mtkvari. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church.The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.The fortress was established in the 4th century .
Tbilisi sulfur bathhouses (Abanotubani)
Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fortress , Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city. This place is known for its natural hot springs. According to a legend this is the place where the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.Fed by naturally hot mineral waters (47°C), the sulfur baths have been an essential part of Tbilisi life for centuries. The brick-domed underground baths were built in the 17th century and produce 3 million litres of water every day.
The Old Town is part of the Tbilisi Historic District and contains a number of officially designated monuments, churches, cobbled streets and picturesque pastel colored wooden houses with open, carved balconies. Beautiful architecture and fantastic attractions in Tbilisi Old Town – is an architecture-lover’s paradise, with buildings featuring several distinct styles.
You’ll find plenty of attractions in Tbilisi Old Town – explore fashionable Shardeni Street with its many art galleries, cafés, amazing sights.