Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #9 in Tbilisi, Georgia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 7.3 km
Ascend 332 m
Descend 279 m

Experience Tbilisi in Georgia in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in TbilisiIndividual Sights in Tbilisi

Sight 1: Avlabari printing house

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Avlabari printing house is an illegal printing house of the Avlabari Caucasus Union Committee founded in Tbilisi in 1903.

Wikipedia: ავლაბრის სტამბა (KA)

1308 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: Pharnavaz I

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Pharnavaz I was a king (mepe) of Kartli, an ancient Georgian kingdom known as Iberia in classical antiquity. The Georgian Chronicles credits him with being the first monarch founding the kingship of Kartli and the Pharnavazid dynasty, while other independent chronicles, such as The Conversion of Kartli make him the second Georgian monarch. Based on the medieval evidence, most scholars locate Pharnavaz's rule in the 3rd century BC: 302–237 BC according to Prince Vakhushti of Kartli, 299–234 BC according to Cyril Toumanoff and 284–219 BC according to Pavle Ingoroqva. Pharnavaz's rise, advent and imperial expansion of the Iberian monarchy was directly tied to the victory of Alexander the Great over the Achaemenid Empire. Pharnavaz ruled under the suzerainty of the Seleucid Empire.

Wikipedia: Pharnavaz I (EN)

952 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: Metekhi Church

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The Metekhi church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, known simply as Metekhi, is a Georgian Orthodox Christian church located on the left bank of the river Kura. It sits on the Metekhi Cliff opposite the old town of Tbilisi. Much of the existing structure dates back to the Middle Ages and was built between 1278 and 1289 AD under the reign of King Demetrius II of Georgia, although oral tradition traces Metekhi's origins further to the 5th century.

Wikipedia: Metekhi Church (EN)

291 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: The Statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali

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The Statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali

The Monument to King Vakhtang I Gorgassali is a monument to the legendary founder of Tbilisi and Georgian King Vakhtang I.

Wikipedia: Denkmal für König Wachtang I. Gorgassali (DE)

316 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: The Forty Martyrs of Sebastia Monastery

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The Church of the Forty Martyrs is a religious building in Tbilisi, in the historical district of the Old Town.

Wikipedia: Церковь Сорока Мучеников (Тбилиси) (RU)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Jamma Mosque

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Tbilisi Mosque, Juma Mosque is a mosque in Tbilisi at the foot of Narikala at the end of the present Botanical Street. It is the only surviving Muslim shrine in the city.

Wikipedia: თბილისის მეჩეთი (KA)

252 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: President Heydar Aliyev Park

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Heydar Aliyev Square is a square in the city of Tbilisi. It was opened on June 14, 2004. The square is located in one of the historical districts of Tbilisi - in Abanotubani. In some sources it is referred to as a park.

Wikipedia: Сквер имени Гейдара Алиева (Тбилиси) (RU)

469 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Museum of Azerbaijani Culture named after Mirza Fatali Akhundzade

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The Museum of Azerbaijani Culture named after Mirza Fatali Akhundov is a cultural institution in Tbilisi.

Wikipedia: Музей азербайджанской культуры имени Мирзы Фатали Ахундова (RU)

568 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: 300 Aragveli Memorial

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The Three Hundred Aragvians is the name by which the Georgian historiography refers to a detachment of the highlanders from the Aragvi valley who fought the last stand at the battle of Krtsanisi, defending Tbilisi against the invading Qajar army in 1795. The Georgian Orthodox Church had the 300 Aragvians and those who fought and died in the battle canonized as martyrs in 2008.

Wikipedia: Three Hundred Aragvians (EN)

1404 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 10: Transfiguration church

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Tabor Transfiguration Church is a Georgian Orthodox Church in Tbilisi.

Wikipedia: თაბორის ფერისცვალების ეკლესია (KA)

1535 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 11: National Botanical Garden

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