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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 Georgian in Batumi

Grill Town

This big, buzzing, contemporary place, with large windows and a terrace facing the park over the street, is hugely popular with just about everybody. It serves up very nicely done mtsvadi, khachapuri, khinkali, saus…
Top Choice Georgian in Batumi

Fanfan

Shabby-chic in decor and favoured by cool, arty folk (though not exclusive to them), Fanfan also prepares delicious food – especially the seafood and the lemon tart.
Top Choice Georgian in Batumi

Old Boulevard

The Old Boulevard has a refined atmosphere with deep sofas, floor-to-ceiling shelves of sculpture, and live classical guitar and piano in the evening. It cooks up great grills, seafood, Georgian classics and the odd…
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…