Tbilisi (Georgia)

Tbilisi Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Intriguing crossroads of Europe and Asia

Tbilisi is the capital and by far largest city of Georgia with a population nearing 1.5 million. It is located in the Caucasus, on the banks of the Mktvari River, near neighbouring Azerbaijan. Having (with a few breaks in between) been the capital of the country for over a 1000 years, the city is filled to the brim with history.

Tbilisi is nowadays at the forefront of a country that is trying its hardest to move on from some its more troubled recent (Soviet) past, and has its nose turned to Europe and its back to Asia. The number of tourists from surrounding countries, but also the EU, has been steadily rising.

Old Tbilisi is lined up with winding streets, churches, houses with balconies and (sometimes crumbling) Art Nouveau architecture and is a great place to stroll around. Galleries, museums and cinemas are lined up along the broad Rustavelli Avenue. Don't miss seeing some churches, as this is a city where you will find (Georgian) Orthodox, Armenian, Roman Catholic churches, mosques and synagogues all in the same place. The oldest church is the Anchiskhati Basilica.

Georgian cuisine features all kinds of breads, meats and cheeses and famous dishes include Kachapuri (bread filled with cheese) and Kinkhhali (dumplings filled with meat, mushrooms, etc.). The country's wine industry is prospering for good reason, too. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Tbilisi is a city in Georgia's region of T'bilisi. It has a population of 1,473,551, is situated at an altitude of 1339ft and the best airport to fly into is TBS (Lochini (novo Alexeyevka), Tbilisi)
  • The currency used in Georgia is the Georgian lari (GEL)

Tbilisi Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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