A trip to Mtskheta is like a time travel. The city was founded in the first century BC. e., this is the very first capital of Georgia – after it the title was taken by Tbilisi. But Mtskheta remained the spiritual heart of the country: Christianity was first adopted here in 327 AD e. By modern standards, it is not even a city, rather, a big village, but the former greatness, and most importantly – everyone here will feel the spirit of the times, even just walking along the streets. Mtskheta is well-known among tourists from all over the world, because the Georgian authorities are investing money in the restoration of extant monuments. There are not so many in the city itself, essentially three main ones: Jvari temple and Svetitskhoveli cathedral.
Lunch in Mtskheta. Continuation of the tour around Tbilisi.
We begin our tour around the Old Town with the Metekhi church (XIII century), where the grave of the Armenian martyr Saint Shushaniki is located. The temple is situated on a cliff above Kura River and from here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Tbilisi, from where the history of Tbilisi begins and offers a beautiful view of the old city.
After, we will visit the Synagogue – traditionally painted with colorful ornaments. Next, is a visit to the Sioni Cathedral, where valuable relics are stored. Then it will be a walk along the transparent bridge of the World, which has become unique. The Anchiskhati Church, however, will impress you with its antiquity; it is the oldest church of the surviving churches of Tbilisi.
After we climb to the statue of Mother of Georgia, bypassing the citadel of Narikala, we walk along the slope of the mountain to the sulfur baths and enjoy views of the Old Town.
We will visit the Sololaki district, where you will see the houses of the second half of the 19th, beginning of the 20th centuries, with beautiful front entrances, carved balconies, as well as a stained glass house. Tchaikovsky, Yesenin, Lermontov, Nicholas II, the brothers Siemens and others, who lived in this area. We can also visit the only chocolate museum in Georgia in the same place and you will never drink coffee and cheese like there. We can see the house on Rustaveli Avenue, which was built with the help of wine !, as well as the house in which wine was flowing in the fountain 🙂
Beginning at 10:00
Duration 5-6 hours
all transport on the route
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