People keep asking each other why are you traveling to Georgia? Have you found love there? Or is it so beautiful? The truth is that there are so many reasons to travel to Georgia. This country will honestly blow your mind. It is literally something that people were waiting to discover.
It’s good to know that Georgia is undoubtedly magical. It is a mix of everything. The warm hearted people, the stunning country side and landscapes, Tbilisi’s nightlife, everything about them is charmed.
Technically, Georgia is located in Eurasia; that is between Asia and Europe, but its own people describe it to be the balcony of Europe. Balconies are usually the best part about an apartment, isn’t it? When you arrive to Georgia, you will definitely have less expectations but upon visiting Georgia, it will take you to a journey that will teach you how to appreciate nature and will show you what influence people can have on your soul and your life.
If you’re heading to Georgia, here are a few of the best things to do in Tbilisi.
1. DISCOVER THE OLD CITY
Old cities and historical ruins of any country are usually the first thing that might catch anyone’s attention. Similarly, in the case of Georgia, the first thing you’d hear when you come to Tbilisi would be to visit its old corners. You might be wondering what does is this “Old City” actually have? These attractions are what make up to Tbilisi’s Old City:
– Metekhi Bridge
– Abanotubani; The sulfur baths district
– The Narikala Fortress
– Anchiskhati Church
– Sioni Cathedral
These sites/attractions are extremely close by to each other which would make it easier for you to manage your travel time and still explore all of them.
PS – Don’t forget to take the cable car to reach up to the Narikala Fortress, it’s an experience on its own.
2. BATHE AT ABANOTUBANI
Like mentioned above, Abanotubani is one of the sites that make up to the Old City, Tbilisi. This place is a district where you’d find Sulphur baths. Isn’t it exciting to bathe and massage in the same room where Alexandre Dumas might have?
You cannot escape without taking a dip in these Sulphur bath tubs which is said to be great for your health. It could be approximately (GEL 30) for the bath and an additional of (GEL 15) for the massage. Believe it, it’s a great combination.
3. EXPLORE THE MUSEUMS
Tbilisi has abundance of museums – all worth your time.
– The Museum of Georgia (Exhibits golden antique treasury)
– National Art Gallery (Masterpieces by Georgian artists)
– Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts (Artifacts from the Bronze, Medieval and Modern ages)
– Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Folk architecture of each region of Georgia)
4. SHOP AT THE DRY BRIDGE
You might be wondering what is this Dry Bridge? Well, earlier when Georgia suffered from economic struggles the locals would come to The Dry Bridge and sell their valuable items from their homes in the hope of some income.
Today, it might not offer what it used to, but it’s a great place to be and you might also end up finding souvenirs to take back home.
5. ENJOY AT MTATSMINDA PARK
An amusement park that offers fantastically beautiful views of the city and is the perfect place to spend your evenings in Tbilisi.
It is also the only amusement park in Georgia that has a nightclub known as Under Wheel that is located right under the Ferris Wheel.
6. EAT, DRINK, REPEAT
Georgian cuisine is a heaven of cheese, bread, walnuts and spices. The local dishes that you must try when you’re there are:
– Khinkali (Dumplings)
– Khachapuri (cheese-filled bread)
– Eggplants with walnuts
Plan your trip to Georgia and enjoy your time in the fascinating town of Tbilisi. Have memories to share not photos to show!