The Most Instagrammable Spots in Tbilisi, Georgia

The Rike Park Theatre and the Peace Bridge in Tbilisi are striking landmarks and well worth capturing in a photo
The Rike Park Theatre and the Peace Bridge in Tbilisi are striking landmarks and well worth capturing in a photo | © Eric Nathan / Alamy Stock Photo

Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, is full of interesting places to explore. You’ll find modern and old landmarks that make the capital unique. For spots that you’ll want to take photos of to fill your Instagram account, here are some of the most photogenic sites in Tbilisi.

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1. Abanotubani

Health Spa

Sulfur Bath in Abanotubani
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Abanotubani is a Georgian term for the sulfur bath district in the old town. Easily noticeable with dome-shaped roofs scattering the area, the baths have natural spring water believed to have health and skin benefits.

2. Orbeliani Bath House

Spa, Health Spa

Orbeliani Baths (Chreli Abano) and buildings in the Abanotubani bath district, Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia.
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Often called Tchreli Abano, “colourful baths”, the Orbeliani Bath House is one of the most beautiful architectural landmarks in the city, with vibrant mosaics adorning the exterior. Most of the bathhouses in the area date back to the 17th century and still have traces of Iranian architecture. However, this particular bathhouse was refurbished in an Asian style in the 19th century.

3. Peace Bridge

Bridge, Park

Georgia, Tbilisi, Bridge of Peace over Kura river
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Among the first modern structures in the capital, the Peace Bridge is a glass-and-steel pedestrian bridge connecting Erekle II Street and Rike Park over the Mtkvari River. This bow-shaped landmark is 150m (492ft) long and is illuminated with thousands of LED lights that switch on about 90 minutes before the sun sets.

4. Narikala Fortress

Church, Museum, Architectural Landmark, Historical Landmark

Narikala fortress and the old town of Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Overlooking the Abanotubani, Narikala Fortress is the only remaining citadel in the city. This brick castle was built in the fourth century during Persian rule. Walk up the steep hill or take a tramway from Rike Park to snap some shots of the park, the breathtaking Mtkvari River and parts of the old town.

5. The Kaleidoscope House

Building

Dreamy colors of stained glass
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The Kaleidoscope House, as it’s known locally, dates back to the 19th century. On Betlemi Street, it is often visited by tourists and locals who want to admire the colourful stained-glass decor, which has been very well preserved.

6. The clock tower

Building

Puppet Theater Rezo Gabriadze.
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Adorning Shavteli Street, this clock tower is an iconic Tbilisi sight. A small angel comes out of the clock and rings a bell with a hammer every hour, but make sure to come at noon or 7pm to see a small puppet show called The Circle of Life.

7. Rike Park

Park

Concert Hall and Exhibition Centre, Presidential Palace, Rike Park, Tbilisi, Georgia, Caucasus, Middle East, Asia
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Rike Park is close to Abanotubani and has small pools, fountains, a giant chessboard and dozens of chairs to sit down and relax in after a long walk through the old town.

8. Fabrika

Building

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What used to be a Soviet sewing factory is now a popular gathering place for many locals and visitors to Tbilisi. Fabrika is a multifunctional space that incorporates a hostel, cafes, a co-working space, shops and more. It’s a great spot to see street art and experience the hipster scene in the capital.

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