Tbilisi (some locals pronounce it as "Tiflees" ) is the capital if Georgia. It's an amazing mix of old, ancient, and a bit of new. It is split by the Mt'k'vari River. Along it you will find fantastic of Orthodox churches, statues of heroes, sulfur baths, ancient fortress with origins in Roman construction, and a new Orthodox church (Sameba) dominating the skyline in the whole valley.
Go to the Dry Bridge market. You will find many examples of artistic expression. touristy items, and handmade goods. Up the park from that you will find a sort of flea market full of locals. You'll find anything you never knew you wanted, here. There are many options to find soviet memorabilia.
Anchiskhati Basilica is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi dating from the 6th century.
From there, go up to the TV Tower. We had to go through Freedom Square. In the middle is a gorgeous golden statue of St George slaying the dragon. There were also lots of metal frames with plastic over them.
Rustaveli Ave. and Freedom square (Liberty square) is the heart of downtown Tbilisi, their you can find a lot of art galleries, a must see is the gallery selling Pirosmanishvili’s paintings.
There is a funicular that takes you to the top of the mountain where the TV tower. There are stairs up to a level about halfway up that you can climb to. It is very steep but will reward you with amazing views of the valley and river.
Mtskheta is located at the confluence of the rivers Aragvi and Mtkvari, only about 25 kilometres north of Tbilisi. The surrounding area is dominated by green hills, which form a lovely settin…