Top things to do

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 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 Georgian in Tbilisi

Shavi Lomi

Shavi Lomi is a terrific Georgian fusion restaurant in a brick-arched basement, serving up Georgian ingredients in inventive European-style preparations. The menu is long and enticing, but we can definitely recommen…
Top Choice Funicular in Tbilisi

Funicular

The ride up Mt Mtatsminda on the recently reconstructed Funicular is spectacular, as are the views from the top – and the Funicular Complex restaurant building has a couple of great places to eat or drink. It's also…
Top Choice Tower in Tbilisi

Clock Tower

One of old Tbilisi's most emblematic structures is one of its newest – the higgledy-piggledy clock tower, like something out of a fairy tale, outside the Gabriadze puppet theatre. Built by puppet master Rezo Gabriad…
Top Choice Gallery in Tbilisi

National Gallery

For most visitors the highlight here is the hall of wonderful canvases by Georgia’s best known painter Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili, 1862–1918), ranging from his celebrated animal and feast scenes to lesser-known…
Top Choice Georgian in Tbilisi

Cafe Littera

A real treat, Littera serves delectable 'nouveau Georgian' dishes in the lovely rear garden of the Georgian Writers' Union building. The frequently changing menu might include filet mignon with wild mushrooms, or se…
Top Choice Cable Car in Tbilisi

Cable Car

Tbilisi's most exhilarating ride – along with the Mtatsminda funicular – is the cable car, new in 2012, which swings from the south end of Rike Park high over the Mtkvari River and Old Town up to Narikala Fortress. …
Top Choice Bar in Tbilisi

Dive Bar

Founded by a group of Georgians and American Peace Corps volunteers, Dive has become a Tbilisi institution, and is the best place to go for cheap beer and good times. With two beer pong tables, live music on Wednesd…