Top Choice Museum in Tbilisi

Museum of Georgia

The major highlight of the impressive main national museum is the Archaeological Treasury, displaying a wealth of pre-Christian gold, silver and precious-stone work from burials in Georgia going back to the 3rd mill…
Top Choice Fortress in Tbilisi

Narikala Fortress

Dominating the Old Town skyline, Narikala dates right back to the 4th century, when it was a Persian citadel. The choice way to reach it is by cable car from Rike Park. Or you can walk up from Meidan. The views over…
Top Choice Museum in Gori

Stalin Museum

The museum makes no serious attempt to present a balanced account of Stalin's career or deeds. It remains, much as when it opened in 1957, a reverent homage to the Gori boy who became a key figure of 20th-century wo…
Top Choice Church in Mtskheta

Jvari Church

Visible for miles around on its hilltop overlooking Mtskheta from the east, Jvari is, to many Georgians, the holiest of holies. It stands where King Mirian erected a wooden cross soon after his conversion by St Nino…
Top Choice Museum in Mestia

Svaneti History & Ethnography Museum

Mestia’s excellent main museum ranges over church treasures, manuscripts, weaponry, jewellery, musical instruments and historical photos – all well displayed, and labelled in English and Georgian – but the biggest h…
Top Choice Cathedral in Kutaisi

Bagrati Cathedral

From the Jachvis Khidi (Chain Bridge), you can walk up cobbled streets to the stately Bagrati Cathedral on Ukimerioni Hill. The cathedral was built in 1003 by Bagrat III, with a tall drum and pointed dome resting on…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Uplistsikhe

Cave City

This impressive and once enormous cave city, on the north bank of the Mtkvari, 10km east of Gori, is one of the oldest places of settlement in the Caucasus.
Top Choice Church in Tbilisi

Metekhi Church

The landmark Metekhi Church, and the 1960s equestrian statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali beside it, occupy the strategic rocky outcrop above the Metekhi Bridge. This is where Vakhtang Gorgasali built his palace, and …
Top Choice Cathedral in Mtskheta

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

This grand (and for its time, enormous) building dates from the 11th century, early in the golden age of Georgian church architecture. It has an elongated cross plan and is adorned with beautiful stone carving outsi…
Top Choice Monastery in Vardzia


The remarkable cave city of Vardzia is a cultural symbol with a special place in Georgian hearts. King Giorgi III built a fortification here in the 12th century, and his daughter, Queen Tamar, established a cave mon…