Housed in a historic 19th century residence, The Art Palace houses a depository of Georgian cultural artefacts. The style of the palace is a mix of 'Brick Gothic' and Islamic architecture with unique terraces and towers.
The State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts is one of the oldest museums in Georgia, holding its first exhibition in 1913. It exhibits local textiles, woodcarving, metalwork, weaving, ceramics, and archaeological artefacts.
Travel-Tbilisi provide eco-friendly tours that give economic support to small mountainous regions, such as Svaneti, Khevsureti, Shatili and Kazbegi by making use of the local services such as guest houses, guides and horses.
Caucasus Travel has been a leading incoming tour operator specialized in cultural, adventurous and tailor-made tours for groups and independent travellers to South Caucasus countries: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan since 1991.
Armazi Palace has an amazing panorama of the old districts of Tbilisi. From the Armazi guests can easily walk around the city, visit hot sulphur waters, famous museums, theatres, and restaurants, which are situated 400-600 metres from the hotel.
Room Hotel Kazbegi is the very first of its kind in Georgia - a mountain resort hotel which combines a cozy open fire friendliness with a considerable degree of luxury. The rooms are elegantly simple with plush beds and breathtaking views.
The design of Villa Mtiebi is a unique blend of old Georgian and modern European trends. The 21st century renovation used local and imported marble, natural stones and wood to preserved the original style and ambiance of this 19th century building .
Kolkheti is a chain of three restaurants in Georgia that has been in operation since 2000. Elegant and comfortable design, a diverse menu, and traditional Georgian dances which accompany the meal combine to create a unique and pleasant experience.
Pastoral is a Georgian restaurant situated in one of the most prestigious Tbilisi districts. The restaurant is distinguished for its eclectic interior and offering of a variety of Georgian (namely Megrelian) dishes.
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Having suffered invasions of Romans,
Arabs and Russians, today Georgia is home to a wide variety of Eastern Europeans. Its open and
accommodating spirit is evident in the diversities that can be found in its
Georgia has a plethora of quality writers
and artists. One such writer is Shota Rustaveli, a medieval poet who wrote what is
considered to be Georgia's national epic, The
Knight in the Tiger Skin.
Otar Iosseliani and Gela
Babluani have made their mark on the cinematic landscape of Georgia. Iosseliani has already won several awards
for his work, while Babluani is a rising star who has begun to attract
Georgian musicians have appeared onstage
with artists like Billy Joel and contributed to the soundtrack of The Big
Lebowski, which featured the Rustavi Choir.