20 January, 2022 seen 5,645The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi is a pedestrian bridge and one of the most famous tourist spots in the city. It connects district of Tbilisi Old Town with Rike Park over a river of Mtkvari. This bridge is relatively young, it was opened for public just in 2010. I first discovered this bridge back in 2011, when I first arrived to Georgia. Back then I rented a…
Rike park is a landscaped territory located close to the Tbilisi Old Town.
You can enter Rike park either crossing the pedestrian bridge of Peace or from the opposite side using stairways from the Avlabari district. There is an aerial tram in the territory of the park which will bring you up to the fortress of Narikala.
The Bridge of Peace
The Bridge of Peace is a pedestrian bridge used to enter Rike park from Tbilisi old town, in the opposite side at the park you can climb down or up stairways to or from Avlabari district of Tbilisi
Aerial tram station at Rike Park
You can take an aerial ride from Rike Park (tram station is actually located near Europe Square) up to Narikala fortress.
The building that was meant to become a Tbilisi Philharmonic and Presidential Office at top
I'm not sure regarding future development plans of this Philharmonic Building - the rumor has it... well there is always some rumor...But you should agree - it looks just amazing.
The bridge of Peace from parkside
Tbilisi Philharmonic building
Dwelling house at top of the rock
Girls eating Sugar wool
In the background is the Tbilisi Old town with those nice looking rooftops.
The Bottom Line
Rike park is a really nice recreational zone in the heart of Tbilisi. Be sure to take your camera with yourself to make amazing photos here. Also, you can use Rike park as your starting point to go up to the Narikala fortress by aerial tram.