Things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia
The capital and largest city of the country of Georgia, Tbilisi has a lot to offer. Despite its condensed size, Tbilisi tourism is booming, and how! So for those of you wondering what all you can do in Tbilisi in two days, read on!
Places to visit in Tbilisi in two days!
Aptly perched along the banks of the beautiful Mtkvari River, Tbilisi in Georgia is an eclectic mash of different cultures and a diverse history. There are so many popular tourist attractions in Tbilisi that exploring them all in two days might just not be possible. So to make things easier, we’ve made our own Tbilisi tourist map that’ll help you see the best of this colourful city in just two days.
Things to see in Tbilisi – Day 1
- Your first day will start at Freedom Square or Rustaveli Square, located in the heart of the city centre. Explore Rustaveli Avenue on feet, which is dotted with quaint restaurants, bars and upmarket shops.
- On your way, you’ll come across Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre House on your right, and on the next block, is the 19th century Kashveti Church – a classic example of a Georgian Orthodox church.
- Right opposite Kashveti Church is the old Georgian Parliament building (Georgian Parliament is presently based in Kutaisi, the legislative capital of Georgia, as well as its second largest city).
- Make a stopover at Georgian Museum of History and the Soviet Occupation Museum (both of which are located in the same building), and learn all about Georgia’s rich and diverse history. You’ll also find the local tourist office here, from where you’ll be able to get city maps and information.
- Head on to the cobblestoned Kote Afkhasi Street, which will in turn lead you to Old Tbilisi. Revel in the beauty of its lovely two and three-storey balconied houses before you can check out..
- ..Tbilisi’s largest synagogue – Jvaris Mama Church or the Church of Saint George.
- Relish some traditional local cuisine in Tbilisi Meydan before climbing up the steep hill to Narikala Fortress and Saint Nicholas Church.
- Next to the fortress is the 20 metre-tall-statue of Kartvlis Deda or Mother Georgia, overlooking the city. Built in 1958, the statue has become a symbol of Tbilisi.
- From here, you can either take the cable car, or walk back downhill through Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge, and enjoy a stroll in its Botanical Gardens. Abanotubani, the Bath District, is Tbilisi’s oldest neighbourhood. Venture into one of the many bath houses located here, and go for a relaxing sulphur bath.
- Finish off your first day of Georgia’s Tbilisi tourism tour by enjoying a local delicacy at one of many traditional Georgian restaurants nearby.
Best things to do in Tbilisi – Day 2
- You can start your second day of travelling to Tbilisi by exploring the local market on the eastern side of Kura River. Located near Station Square metro station, the Tbilisi market is a fascinating place to be in. You’ll see locals engaging in their everyday grocery shopping, especially fresh fruits.
- After your Tbilisi market shopping, you could leave for the posh Marjanishvili area, just a kilometre away. Marjanishvili is dotted with quaint cafes and cosy restaurants, and is the perfect place to have breakfast to kick-start your day.
- Visit the Marjanishvili Theatre, one of the two most important theatres in Tbilisi. Take a private transfer to the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (also called Sameba Cathedral), Georgia’s largest church and one of the most impressive orthodox churches you’ll ever come across.
- Next, take a look at the Tbilisi Presidential Palace, Ejmiatsin Armenian Church, and the beautiful Metekhi Church, which is also a popular wedding venue.
- As you leave Metekhi, you’ll find plenty of lovely local restaurants for lunch. After your meal, leave for Tbilisi Europe Square and wander around this unusual yet interesting place for a while.
- Near the Europe Square is the Peace Bridge, a brainchild of Italian architect Michele de Lucchi, which especially looks magical at night when its lights flash in a dance-like rhythm.
- End your holiday in Tbilisi with drinks and dinner at one of the many restaurants in Tblisi Old Town. Hemingway Cafe, located on Chardin Street, is one good suggestion by our holiday experts.
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