Sights of Georgia: Top 20

Top 20 tourist attractions in Georgia - mountains, churches, and historical sites

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Georgia is a country of the most extraordinary landscapes and the most sincere hospitality. The beauty of the local nature is fascinating, because the natural attractions of Georgia are high and majestic mountains with snow—capped peaks, crystal clear mountain lakes, stormy rivers and waterfalls, as well as an extraordinary variety of vegetation. In this country, different cultures, customs and religions are wonderfully intertwined, and everyone here will find something close and interesting for themselves. It is extremely easy to travel and explore new routes here — each of us has something to see in Georgia without having to travel long distances. After all, a relatively small area is dominated by a different climate, different types of vegetation grow, there are mountains, forests, valleys, numerous reservoirs, and desert lands. For example, in winter, ski resorts await guests of the country, in summer — magnificent seaside resorts, and in the off-season – wellness, wedding and gastronomic trips. This country will enchant you with its centuries-old secrets, the hospitality of the indigenous people, rich cuisine and incomparable nature.

What to see in Georgia first of all

If you have an opportunity to join the life of the Georgian people, then you definitely should not miss it, and it is best if guides are with you during the trip. Guides in Georgia are people who know everything and everyone, but you will not be lost without them, because tourists are loved here and they are always ready to help. Study the list and relax with pleasure!

1. The Old City of Tbilisi (Tbilisi)

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The Old City of Tbilisi

Small courtyards of Tbilisi, ancient front doors with stucco, numerous elements of artistic forging, intricate facades of houses imbued with the spirit of antiquity — there is no doubt: you have something to visit in Georgia if you find yourself in the very center of its capital. The historical part of Tbilisi, or the Old City of Tbilisi, is located at the foot of Mtatsmindy Mountain. When you arrive here, be sure to walk along these old winding streets, explore the sulfur baths, visit the Narikala fortress and the botanical garden.

Today, ancient mansions, temples, palaces built in the classical traditions of Georgian architecture are located on this territory. Many of these buildings have been adapted for modern restaurants, tasting rooms, souvenir shops and hotels. But there is another part of the Old City that is not focused on tourism — there are abandoned buildings, dilapidated and dilapidated houses in which people still live.

The old town once arose in the place where sulfur springs gushed from the bowels of the earth, and now the famous sulfur baths of Abanotubani are located. Having arisen here, the future capital for centuries moved up along the Kura River to the Narikala fortress. It turned out that the place was chosen extremely well — on the one hand it is protected by mountain ranges, on the other by the waters of a stormy river with steep banks. In the area of Metekhi, where the riverbed of the Kura narrows, there is an ancient temple of Metekhi and a monument to the founder of Tbilisi — Vakhtang Gorgasali.

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2. Narikala Fortress (Tbilisi)

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The ancient fortress of Narikala

In the center of Tbilisi, on Mtatsminda Mountain, there is one of the most famous sights of Georgia — Narikala Fortress, which means “impregnable”. It is not known for certain in which century the fortress was founded, but the first mention of it dates back to the 4th century AD, when it was still called Shuris-Tsikhe and performed a defensive role. Throughout the history of its existence, Narikala has been repeatedly destroyed and restored each time in new images. Nowadays, it has acquired the role of a business card of Tbilisi and has become a real pride of local residents. There is an excellent observation deck with an excellent view of the center of Tbilisi.

At one time, Narikala played a protective role, and its location is proof of this: on three sides the fortress is surrounded by rocks, and on the fourth by man—made masonry. Today you can climb to the top of the fortress by cable car, simultaneously enjoying a beautiful panorama from a height. The citadel can also be reached by bus or on foot.

On the way up, you can get acquainted with some ancient monuments — for example, visit the Orthodox monastery of Lower Bethlehem, a little higher — Upper Bethlehem, next to which there is a statue of Mother Georgia. A walk to the fortress will allow you to feel the spirit of antiquity and erase the boundaries of time.

3. Mtskheta city (20 km from Tbilisi)

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View of the ancient city of Mtskheta

A holy, truly iconic place for Georgians is the city of Mtskheta, located 20 km from the Georgian capital. There are so many memorable historical sites concentrated here that such wealth can no longer be found anywhere else in the whole of Georgia. This is why Mtskheta is often called the “Second Jerusalem”. This also explains the status of Mtskheta as a city of shrines, to which pilgrims from all over the world go.

Mtskheta is located at the confluence of two mountain rivers — the Kura and the Aragvi, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks.

The city is so ancient that its entire history is measured in millennia. According to historical sources, the city was founded in the 1st millennium BC, during the foundation of the Kingdom of Kartli (Iberia) on the territory of Georgia, whose capital at that time was Mtskheta.

Mtskheta has experienced a very long and difficult history — the walls of the city survived the onslaught of Roman and Persian troops, in the Middle Ages the city served as an important trade, craft and religious center. At the junction of the 19th and 20th centuries, the territory and surroundings of Mtskheta were declared an architectural and historical museum included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Among the sights of Georgia located in Mtskheta, it is worth visiting at least some of them.

    Jvari is a monastery immortalized in M.Lermontov’s poem “Mtsyri”; Svetitskhoveli is an Orthodox church and cathedral, the architecture of which corresponds to the plan of the cross-domed temple; Samtavro is an active convent built in the 11th century; Shio—Mgvime is an active monastery of the 6th century with numerous cells of monks dug in caves of the mountains.

4. Vardzia (south of Georgia, border with Turkey)

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Vardzia Cave Monastery Complex

Historically, Georgia, as a country of majestic mountains, has developed a special kind of art — carving the premises of temples, fortresses and even entire cities in the rocks. Thus, the object of such unusual architecture was another attraction of Georgia — the ancient city of Vardzia, located near the border with Turkey.

The city was carved into the rocks in the 12th-13th centuries AD to protect the southern borders of Georgia from enemy attacks. The unusual city is a multi-level complex with streets, stairs, tunnels, monasteries, baths, libraries, fortresses and residential premises. In total, the city has more than six hundred rooms connected by passages that went 50 meters deep into the rocks, stretched 800 meters wide along the cliff, and had 8 levels in height.

In the event of an enemy attack, the city served as a shelter for civilians and could accommodate up to 20 thousand people. In the center of the cave city, the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin was carved, where fragments of frescoes dating from the 12th century have been preserved to this day. According to one version, it was here that Queen Tamara, who ruled in those years, was buried, and so that vandals could not find and destroy the tomb, eight funeral processions went from Tbilisi to different parts of the world on the days of her death.

In the 13th century, as a result of a major earthquake, a huge layer of rock separated from the rock in which the city of Vardzia was located, exposing the walls of the city. Later, Vardzia suffered from the Mongol invasion, and today about 15 novices of the monastery live here. In 1938, Vardzia acquired the status of a museum-reserve, which it is to this day.

5. Bridge of Peace (Tbilisi)

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The Peace Bridge over the Kura

In the middle of Tbilisi, not so long ago, in 2010, a unique structure appeared — a modern bridge over the Kura River (Mtkvari), connecting the two banks as two historical epochs. The Peace Bridge has become one of the most modern sights of Georgia, which is loved by both locals and visitors of the city. However, this was not always the case — at one time, the construction of the bridge caused a wide resonance in society, for many it was unacceptable to combine the monuments of ancient architecture located in the historical part of the city with such a modern structure.

Nevertheless, the bridge was installed, which brought positive changes to the architecture of the city — the Bridge of Peace connected the past and the future of the city. The length of the bridge is 156 meters, and about 30 thousand light bulbs are integrated into its structure, combined into one interactive lighting system. As the sun sets, all this beauty lights up and flashes in the Morse code transmission mode, which transmits the names of the chemical elements that make up the human body. According to the idea of the Italian architect Michel de Lucci, this message plays the role of a kind of hymn to life and peace.

The stylish and modern glass and metal construction simultaneously began to play another important role in the life of the city — the role of a link between the Rike walking Park, also built not so long ago, and the Old City of Tbilisi.

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6. Svan Towers (Svaneti mountain region)

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The harsh and powerful Svan Towers

In the picturesque mountainous regions of the country, namely in Svaneti, you will find something to see in Georgia – Svan Towers are located here. Those structures that have survived to the present day were built in the period of the 8th-13th centuries.

There are several assumptions about what the Svan Towers were built for.

    according to one of the statements, they performed a defensive role; another assumption suggests that the Svan Towers were used to protect houses during avalanches; another assumption speaks about the warning function of the towers — during danger, a fire was lit on the main tower, and when they noticed the fire, they came on alert at all posts.

The base of the tower is made of masonry with a height of about 2 meters, which provides the tower with earthquake resistance. Usually the Svan Tower includes 4-5 floors, between which a wooden staircase is laid. There is a narrow window on each floor in the tower, usually facing south. Today, the towers are not used for any purpose, it is not possible to climb up the tower due to the lack of partitions and stairs, which have long collapsed.

Some of the towers are state—owned, while others are privately owned, and some owners have plans to equip these premises for tourists.

7. Uplistsikhe (12 km east of Gori)

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The ancient cave city of Uplistsikhe

“Fortress of God” is the literal translation of the name of a unique Georgian landmark, an ancient architectural monument – the cave city of Uplistsikhe. It is located 75 km from Tbilisi and 12 km from Gori.

In ancient times, this rocky city included a whole complex of majestic temples, halls for celebrations and living quarters. All of them communicated with each other by special corridors-tunnels. The city has a multi-level structure, and to this day a lot of religious sites have been preserved here.

Uplistsikhe was built over several millennia. So, in the 1st millennium BC, the rock city served as a cult religious center, and by the 4th century BC it had everything for a full-fledged stay. Despite the fact that there were many residential buildings here, religious buildings still played a major role.

In 337 AD, when Christianity was recognized as the state religion of the country, a battle took place between the Old Believers who inhabited Uplistsikhe and the followers of Christianity. The inhabitants of the cave city were executed, many rooms were destroyed and looted.

The final decline of Uplistsikhe occurred in the 13th-14th centuries, when about 5 thousand inhabitants were killed as a result of the Mongol invasion.

Today, only a small part of the ancient complex is available for inspection, but even here you can see the interesting sights of Uplistsikhe:

    the hall of Queen Tamara; the Makvliani temple, preserved since the Hellenistic era; a temple with an unusual coffered ceiling, where a beautiful relief is hollowed out in the rock; a secret tunnel to the Kura; the Uplistsuli temple; a pharmacy with stone cells in which medicinal drugs were stored.

8. Bethany Monastery (16 km. from Tbilisi)

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Bethany Monastery

Not far from the village of Samadlo, 16 kilometers from Tbilisi, there is an ancient monument of religious culture — the Betania Monastery. The shrine was erected in the name of the Nativity of the Mother of God, and today the monastery remains active, monks live in it, divine services are held in compliance with all customs and traditions. The ancient religious landmark of Georgia is located in the gorge of the Vera River, there are two more small churches on the territory of the monastery.

There is little reliable information about the origin and existence of Bethany — it is only known that the main church of the Nativity of the Virgin was built around the 12th century, and the small church of St. George — a little later, by the end of the 12th century. The frescoes in the Church of the Nativity date back to about 1207.

The Church of the Nativity is a classic cross-domed structure. This temple is famous for its frescoes, which are the most valuable in the interior decoration. One of the most significant frescoes is a portrait of Queen Tamara and a fresco depicting Tsar George III.

For many years in a row, services were held in the temple, but in the Middle Ages, when all the inhabitants died here, the place was abandoned for many centuries. It was only in 1850 that the dilapidated temple was discovered by the artist architect Gagarin, who discovered a fresco depicting Queen Tamara there. The temple was restored and began to live a new life, which continues to this day.

9. Kazbek (Georgia’s border with Russia)

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Kazbek is a legendary five thousandth Caucasian

The Caucasus has always attracted by the beauty of the mountain slopes and the grandeur of the mountain peaks, its strength and inaccessibility. The picturesque landscapes of the Caucasus once again confirm that travelers and desperate conquerors of mountain peaks have something to visit in Georgia. One of the highest and most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus is Mount Kazbek, located right on the Georgian-Russian border. The landscapes of Kazbek are extremely beautiful — to comprehend all the beauty and charm of these places, you should definitely visit here and see everything with your own eyes.

The height of Mount Kazbek is 5047 meters, and starting from a height of about 3300 meters, eternal snows lie on the slopes of the mountain. Subalpine and alpine meadows extend below this mark. Several large glaciers descend from the peaks in all directions. Deposits of igneous rock are observed in the vicinity of the peak — once powerful lava flows passed here, descending the slopes into the Daryal Gorge. The fact is that by origin Mount Kazbek is a dormant volcano. The origin of the mountain began several million years ago — there was a shallow sea on the site of Kazbek, which was surrounded by chains of low mountain peaks that became the prototype of the modern Caucasian ridge. Magma eruptions brought mineral sediments and rocks from the depths to the surface, and the stratification of lava over many centuries led to the formation of the mountain.

There are thermal springs right at the foot of Kazbek Mountain, the stormy Terek River flows and the historical Georgian Military Road passes.

10. Ananuri Fortress (12 km from Ananuri)

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Ananuri Fortress on the bank of the Aragvi River

Ananuri Fortress is located on the Georgian Military Road, at a distance of 12 kilometers from the town of Ananuri of the same name. In fact, the Georgian Military Road itself is already the most important landmark of Georgia, there are a lot of memorable places along it.

Ananuri Fortress was built on the banks of the Aragvi River, at the mouth of the Vedzathevi River. The exact date of its construction is unknown — the construction of one of its towers dates back to the 13th century. The first detailed descriptions of the castle itself date back to the beginning of the 18th century. Initially, a tower was built on the site of the fortress, which was later surrounded by a fortress. Built for defensive purposes, Ananuri was an important outpost. During the period of civil strife among the Eristavs (13th century) it performed a protective function, preventing attacks from the Daryal Gorge and allowing, if necessary, retreat into the mountains.

The entire perimeter of the fortress walls has been preserved to this day. Three temples, several small towers and two large ones are available for inspection and study, of which one is the earliest structure on the site of the fortress.

From the point of view of architecture, the Assumption Church, built in 1689, is of the greatest value in Ananuri. It has classical proportions and a cross-domed type of architecture, its facade is decorated with decorative elements in the form of crosses and vines, which is not typical for buildings of that period.

To the west of the Assumption Church is the older church of the Virgin Mary, also called the Spassky.

Sights of Georgia: what else to visit while in Georgia

Each traveler has their own preferences and financial capabilities, so we have prepared information about different attractions, among which you can find the ones that are right for you. And do not forget that excursions in Georgia are not just sightseeing, but also communication with local residents!

11. Trinity Church (Gergeti village, foot of Mount Kazbek)

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Trinity Church at the foot of Kazbek

For those who are planning a trip to Kazbek or have already found themselves there, there is something to see in Georgia. At the very foot of the mountain, in the village of Gergeti, there is a Trinity, or Gergeti, church. This is one of the buildings from which the acquaintance with the cultural heritage of Georgia begins.

The Gergeti Church of the Holy Trinity was built in the 14th century. At the same time, a bell tower was erected separately from the temple, which is located nearby. The first historical mention of this church belongs to the 18th century. At that time, Georgia was being invaded by the Persians, and many valuable relics, including the cross of St. Nina, were hidden from the enemy in the temple.

During the Soviet period, no divine services were held in the church. In order to shorten the way to the temple, a cable car was built here in 1988, which led from the village of Kazbegi. But soon, at the request of the local population, the road was dismantled. Nowadays, the temple has been restored, today it is an active monastery.

Like most religious buildings, the Trinity Church is rich in interesting bas-reliefs. So, one of the bas-reliefs of the bell tower depicts some terrible creatures called vishaps. It was believed that they were once deities, but with the advent of Christianity they turned into dragons.

There is a tradition among climbers to stay overnight near the temple. This helps them get used to the altitude and gain strength for the subsequent ascent.

12. Dadiani Palace (Zugdidi)

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The ancestral palace of Prince Dadiani

In the Georgian city of Zugdidi there is a Georgian landmark that preserves its original history and has become the pride of the whole city. This is the Dadiani Palace, the residence of the Megrelian rulers of the Dadiani family. The palace is full of treasures, among which the most valuable is considered to be the death mask of Napoleon. But how was this French relic connected with the Georgian land? The fact is that the Dadiani princes were distantly related to Napoleon, it is for this reason that many relics associated with the great French commander passed here.

    Until 1918, the Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi served as the residence of the Dadiani rulers. The palace consisted of two buildings — the first was built in 1878 for Princess Catherine, and the second for her son, Nikolai Dadiani. As a result of the Russian-Turkish wars, the Megrelian Principality was abolished in 1866, and the residence remained at Dadiani’s disposal. The Dadiani Palace today houses a museum founded back in 1849. Among the valuable exhibits are medieval weapons, an icon of the mother of Queen Tamara, a golden antique mask and some other items related to the life of the Dadiani family. And, of course, the culmination of the collection is one of the 3 death masks of Napoleon Bonaparte.

If you have time, you should also visit the beautiful park area of the palace, the best European gardeners worked on its creation. Many rare plants collected from different parts of the world grow here — a botanical garden is organized on the territory of the park.

13. Metekhi (Tbilisi)

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Metekhi Historical District on a high cliff

Everyone who is not indifferent to the history of Georgia will definitely find something to visit in Georgia during their trip. They should definitely visit the ancient district of Tbilisi – Metekhi, located between the Avlabari district and the Old Town. This area is full of ancient buildings, but its main attraction is the temple of the same name from the 12th century, located on a cliff with a wonderful view of the capital.

It was from the Metekhi area that the development of Tbilisi began in the 5th century AD, when King Vakhtang Gorgasal founded the city. During the archaeological excavations across the river from Metekhi, some ruins were discovered — according to assumptions, this was the first palace complex that served as a royal residence.

The area’s attractions include the following:

    Metekhi Temple, built in the 12th century simultaneously with the fort fortress on top of the cliff; grave of the holy Georgian Great Martyr Shushanik, who was killed during the construction of the hypothetical Vakhtang Gorgasala Palace; monument to the founder of Tbilisi Vakhtang Gorgasal, erected on the observation deck of the cliff; Metekhi Bridge, erected to replace the oldest wooden bridge in Tbilisi over the Kura River; restaurant “In the shadow of Metekhi”, located near the cliff, where you can taste delicious dishes of national cuisine, including shish kebab, khachapuri and Georgian wine.

14. Kumistavi Cave (Tskaltubo)

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Kumistavi Karst Cave

On the border of the Greater Caucasus and the Colchis lowland, 20 kilometers from Kutaisi, there is a small Georgian town of Tskhaltubo. 5 kilometers from the city there is a mysterious attraction of Georgia — karst caves, among which the most visited and equipped is the Kumistavi cave, the second name of which is Prometheus Cave.

This cave was discovered in 1984, and almost immediately became a visited tourist attraction. The largest cave in Georgia stretches underground to a depth of as much as 11 kilometers, and only a tenth of it is open for visiting and inspection. But even in this area, a walk takes at least an hour.

Today it is one of the most attractive and tempting places in Georgia: underground rivers and lakes, waterfalls, bizarre stalactites and stalagmites, colorful lighting — all this attracts with its beauty and strangeness. A visit to the Kumistavi Cave gives guests a unique opportunity to explore the underground world of the region in all its beauty.

For example, you can take a 1.6-kilometer hiking route or a boat trip along a real cave river. The temperature inside the cave at any time of the year stays at around 14 degrees, which makes it comfortable to visit.

Prometheus Cave got its second name thanks to a Caucasian legend, according to which the hero of Amirani, like Prometheus, angered the gods, was punished — he was chained inside the cave, and an eagle tormented his liver for days and nights.

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15. Gelat Monastery (4 km from Kutaisi)

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Medieval Gelati Monastery in Georgia

If your route runs through Kutaisi, or you happen to be passing through here, you have something to see in Georgia, and you do not need to travel far for this. Just 4 km northeast of Kutaisi, in the midst of picturesque landscapes and lush vegetation, there is an ancient landmark of Georgia — the Gelati Monastery.

The ensemble of the Gelati monastery consists of 3 temples and a bell tower. A life-giving holy spring originates 50 meters from the church fence. The building of the Gelati Academy, founded at the monastery, deserves special attention — in the medieval era, the academy was the center of scientific thought.

Nowadays, there is enough information about how the monastery was built and how life went on in it at different times.

    The monastery was founded in 1106 by the Georgian king David Along with the temple, and the Gelati Academy was founded in the same years. In the 13th and 14th centuries, active construction continued — the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Church of St. George and the bell tower were erected on the territory of the monastery. At the beginning of the 16th century, the monastery was devastated by the Turks, but by order of the then ruling tsar Bagrat III, the main cathedral of the monastery was restored. In 1923, the entire church inventory was transferred to the museum in Kutaisi, and the monastery was recognized as a subsidiary branch of the museum. Nowadays Gelati is an active monastery, an important spiritual center of Georgia, included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.

16. House of Mirza Riza Khan (Borjomi)

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Mirza Riza Khan’s house near Borjomi Central Park Marcin Konsek

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Mirrored and turquoise patterns on the inside of the central balcony of Iskender Rauf Avyaz ogly

An architectural monument of the end of the century before last is the elegant mansion of Mirza Riza Khan in the very center of Borjomi. It is not surprising that such a beautiful house belonged to a man with a special status, who was the Persian consul Mirza Riza Khan. The carved patterns framing the stone elements of the facade contain the name of the house, the name of its owner and the date of construction. The delicate turquoise decoration of its facade is a unique blend of Georgian, European and Iranian architecture. In the last century, at various times there was a museum, a hotel and a sanatorium. Today, a fashionable hotel with a restaurant, a swimming pool, a sauna and a room for wellness treatments is located within the walls of the palace house.

17. Katskhi Pillar (Katskhi settlement)

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Architectural buildings on top of a limestone monolith in the village of Katskhi

The tradition of erecting monasteries on high ground can be traced to the example of some Georgian monasteries — as an example, the monastery of Jvari, located on top of Mount Armazi, as well as the pillar of Katskhi, a small monastic complex built on a 40—meter peak of a rock formation. This facility is located in the Imereti region, in the village of Katskhi. Presumably, the monastery was built between the 6th and 8th centuries. Until the 15th century, daily prayers were offered by solitary hermit monks from the top of the Katskhi pillar, and with the invasion of Turkey, these lands, like the monastery, fell into desolation. The monastery was given a new life in 1993 by a monk who restored the church on the rock, and it began to be named after Maxim the Confessor.

18. Museum of Kvevri and Wine (Telavi)

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The large egg-shaped kvevri is used in the manufacture of Levan Totosashvili wine

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Georgian traditional kevri jugs buried in the ground in the tomasz przechlewski wine cellar

The generous and beautiful Georgian lands conquer and inspire from the first trip — happy is the one who finds himself in Georgia for the first time. What to see in these parts in the autumn? Georgia in autumn is a place of magnificent colorful landscapes, warm sea, pleasant weather and fruitful abundance. The sun warms with farewell gentle rays, grapes are harvested and excellent Georgian wine is harvested. This is the perfect time to visit an interesting Georgian attraction in autumn — the Kvevri and Wine Museum. During a tour of the museum, you can see the process of growing a vine, the technology of obtaining juice when it is squeezed out together with the bones and poured into a kvevri — a large clay vessel that is buried up to the neck in the ground. The main exhibit is a giant clay qvevri jug with a height of about 8 meters.

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19. Alphabet Tower (Batumi)

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The Alphabet tower in night illumination in the northern part of the embankment of the city of Batumi T L

In addition to historical buildings and natural sites, there are also modern technological sights of Georgia, Batumi is one of them. The 130-meter metal structure of 2012 is a gigantic DNA spiral, along the entire length of which there are 33 Georgian letters. It was once planned to place an observatory and a TV studio under the spherical dome of the tower, but so far there is a souvenir shop, a coffee shop and a restaurant with national cuisine periodically works here. And from the top, you can explore Batumi from a bird’s-eye view by climbing there on a special high-speed elevator. The tower is most beautiful at night, when the fascinating illumination of the structure turns on — spirals, a spherical top and, of course, all the letters of the Georgian alphabet are highlighted.

20. Mahuntseti and the bridge of Queen Tamara (30 km from Batumi)

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Tourists on the arched bridge of Queen Tamara across the Adjaristtskhali river Kober

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One of the highest waterfalls in Adjara is Wojciech Biegun

Within the framework of one tour of Adjara, you can cover several interesting sites at once. So, 30 kilometers from Batumi there is the highest waterfall in the region — Mahuntseti, which is most full-flowing in spring. The rumbling water falling from a 30-meter height into the canyon, the purest natural font in which you can refresh yourself, and the beautiful mountains of Adjara somewhere in the background – all these fascinating views are simply breathtaking. For those who are in this region for the first time, a detailed tourist map of Georgia will help, which will allow you to navigate through the natural objects located here. So, not far from the waterfall, an arched bridge is located within walking distance, built about 900 years ago — during the reign of Queen Tamara. Its length is 29 m, height is 6 m, and rock fragments are used as building material. Are you in Georgia? What about visiting the neighboring country of Turkey? After all, there is something to see! Read about the sights of Turkey and plan your further trip to Asian countries!


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