Top Choice Park in Batumi

Batumi Boulevard

Everyone soon finds themselves strolling along Batumis bulvari, the park strip fronting the main beach, originally laid out in 1884 and now stretching 6km along the coast. With its trees, paths, fountains, cafes, be…
Top Choice Square in Batumi

Evropas Moedani

Broad Europe Sq is surrounded by beautiful belle époque buildings – renovated survivors from Batumi's original heyday plus new buildings in similar style. The square's musical fountains are a magnet for kids on hot …
Top Choice Sculpture in Batumi

Ali & Nino

The 7m-high, ethereally moving, metal sculpture Woman and Man, by Tamar Kvesitadze, is universally known as Ali & Nino after the protagonists of Kurban Said’s marvellous novel of that name (see it after dark).
Fortress in Around Batumi

Gonio Apsaros Fortress

Gonio's fortress, an impressive piece of Roman-Byzantine military architecture, covers 47,000 sq metres within a rectangle of high stone walls with 18 towers. Built by the Romans in the 1st century AD, it was occupi…
Park in Batumi

6 Maisi Park

Sixth of May Park contains a lake, a modern dolphinarium (45min show adult/child 12 GEL/free; noon, 3pm & 6pm Tue-Sun) and a small zoo (adult/child 2 GEL/free; 11am-8pm) of Georgian and international wildlife. A…
Gardens in Around Batumi

Batumi Botanical Garden

Batumi’s Botanical Garden, 8km northeast of town at Mtsvane Kontskhi (Green Cape), is well worth a trip. With many semitropical and foreign species, the 1.13-sq-km gardens cover a hillside rising straight out of the…
Architecture in Batumi

Batumi Tower

Towards the north end of Batumis bulvari rises Georgia's tallest building, the 200m-high Batumi Tower, looking a bit like a mini Empire State Building – with a mini Ferris Wheel implanted in its side! Constructed un…
Mosque in Batumi

Ortajame Mosque

Batumi’s only surviving mosque, built in the 1860s, is finely painted in pinks, greens and blues, with Koranic calligraphy on the walls – but is no longer big enough to accommodate the faithful who overflow on to th…
Monument in Batumi

Medea Monument

Towering over Evropas moedani is the striking Medea monument to ‘the person who brought Georgia closer to Europe’, according to Batumi’s mayor when it was unveiled in 2007. Sculpted by Davit Khmaladze, it controvers…
Museum in Batumi

Adjara Arts Museum

Well displayed and lit, the collection covers Georgian art including works by Pirosmani and Akhvlediani, as well as 19th- and 20th-century European and Russian painting.