Narikala

Narikala Fortress

Ask anybody in Georgia - what are the must have tourist sites to visit while in Tbilisi. Narikala fortress will be a top of the list. And there is a good reason -  an ancient fortress, featuring rich history, overlooking Tbilisi, with some really spectacular views towards Tbilisi Old Town.  Spectacular view to the Narikala Fortress Above photo is shot from another monastery, located just opposite to Narikala fortress: See: Tabor monastery Inside fortress...

St. Nicholas Church, Tbilisi

The chances you have seen or even visited St. Nicholas church, if traveled to Tbilisi, are huge - located on the lower court of city's most famous landmark's - Narikala fortress. This Church has been "recently" restored. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of "prescribed cross" type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing...

Tbilisi Aerial Tram

Tbilisi aerial tram is just in recent years built cable cars in Tbilisi connecting Rike Park (or more precisely Europe Square) to the fortress of Narikala. It eases your travel up to the  Narikala fortress in huge. Prior to this cable car the one and only way to get to Narikala fortress was just by climbing up in the hill. For some that climb can make a lot of troubles. View from Narikala footsteps to Tbilisi city You can get a nice and lovely access for views like in above picture...

Rike Park In Tbilisi

Rike park is just recently opened for public a landscaped territory close to Tbilisi Old Town. I first visited this park at the end of September 2012, when in frame of government election campaign a free concert of Goran Bregovich was held here (it was actually held in closely located Europe square - I just wanted to add some more impression).You can enter Rike park either crossing pedestrian bridge of Peace of from opposite side using stairways from Avlabari district. In parks territory is...

The Bridge Of Peace In Tbilisi

The 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 spacious room in unusual hostel in district of Avlabari, and my first days in Tbilisi I spent there. Just in my third day I decided to...

Tbilisi Botanical Garden

Tbilisi Botanical garden is located at the foothills of the Narikala fortress in the city center of Tbilisi. The National Botanical Garden of Georgia occupies the area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups. There are at least to entrances at the garden - one is from the top of Narikala fortress (You can get there by using Aerial tram from Rike Park) and other entrance is from Abanotubani just behind the Tbilisi Mosque...