Batumi Tower


Georgia's tallest building (even if much of it is its needle), the 200m-high Batumi Tower boasts a mini Ferris wheel of deeply questionable aesthetic merit implanted in its side. Constructed under the Saakashvili government to be a technological university, it was sold off by his successors to be a Le Meridien hotel.

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Nearby Batumi attractions

1. Evropas Moedani

0.17 MILES

Broad Europe Sq is surrounded by beautiful belle-époque buildings – renovated survivors from Batumi's original heyday, plus new buildings in a similar…

2. Medea Monument

0.17 MILES

Towering over Evropas moedani is this striking portrayal of Medea, the local princess who would help her future husband Jason obtain the Golden Fleece. A…

3. Batumi Boulevard

0.22 MILES

Everyone soon finds themselves strolling along Batumis bulvari, the park strip fronting the main beach, originally laid out in 1884 and now stretching 7km…

4. Alphabet Tower

0.28 MILES

This 145m-high monument to Georgian script and culture stands near the northeast tip of Batumis bulvari and can be climbed for stellar views.

5. Adjara Arts Museum

0.35 MILES

Well displayed and well lit in an attractive neoclassical Soviet building, the small permanent collection upstairs covers Georgian art from the late 19th…

6. Ferris Wheel

0.42 MILES

This large Ferris wheel stands near the northeast tip of Batumis bulvari.

7. Ali & Nino

0.46 MILES

The 7m-high, ethereally moving, metal sculpture Woman and Man, by Tamar Kvesitadze, is universally known as Ali & Nino after the protagonists of Kurban…

8. Ortajame Mosque

0.57 MILES

Batumi’s only surviving mosque, built in the 1860s, is finely painted in pinks, greens and blues, with Quranic calligraphy on the walls – but is no longer…