Attractions and activities in Tbilisi by Why Me Tbilisi

Posted on April 12, 2021


The Why Me family often gets the question, what activities can we do in Tbilisi? To answer this question we made this blog with different attractions and activities in Tbilisi.


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After you have seen most of the sights you can check out a lot of interesting attractions or experience interesting activities in Tbilisi.

We divided all attractions and activities into the following categories:

Museums and galleries

Theatres

Indoor and outdoor entertainment

Shopping malls

 

Museums and galleries

Museums and galleries are a large part of Georgian culture. The most popular galleries and museums are located in the city center on Rustaveli Avenue. All the museums and galleries have something unique that shows the Georgian culture and history.

The National Museum of Georgia

The National Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi

The National Museum of Georgia is the main museum of the country, which contains all the main exhibits that have been found and preserved throughout the history of Georgia. There are the remains of ancient people found on the territory of Georgia, various relics and tools, and a numismatic department in the museum.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 Monday closed

Website of the National Museum of Georgia

The National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery in Tbilisi

The history of the National Art Gallery in Tbilisi goes back almost a century. It presents masterpieces of various popular Georgian and foreign artists.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 Monday closed

Website of the National Art Gallery

Georgian Museum of Fine Arts

Georgian Museum of Fine Arts in Tbilisi

The Georgian Museum of Fine Arts is a private, newly renovated, art museum and it is located at the beginning of Rustaveli Avenue. The museum collection holds more than 3.500 artworks which were collected over 70 years from more than 100 artists.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 19:00 Monday closed

Website of the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts

Niko Pirosmanashvili Museum

The Niko Pirosmanashvili Museum in Tbilisi

The Niko Pirosmanashvili museum is located in the house where Niko Pirosmani, the famous Georgian artist, was living the last years of his life. The museum consists out of some private items of the artist and of course some originals of his paintings.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 Monday closed

Website of the Niko Pirosmanashvili Museum

Open Air Museum of Ethnography

Open Air Museum of Ethnography in Tbilisi

Tbilisi Open Air Museum of Ethnography is a museum that shows you a big part of Georgian culture. You can find many typical houses from all over Georgia. Each of them has a unique style that shows the ethnicity of the people who lived in them.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00 Monday closed

Website of the Open Air Museum of Ethnography

Joseph Stalin Underground printing house

The Joseph Stalin Underground printing house in Tbilisi

The Avlabari Illegal Printing House Museum, also known as the Joseph Stalin Underground printing house, was the place where the famous leader Stalin of the Soviet Union published illegal propaganda literature about communism.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 Monday closed

Tbilisi Auto Museum

Tbilisi Auto Museum

If you are a big fan of retro cars, we suggest you visit the Tbilisi Auto Museum. This museum has different models of cars from the Soviet Union period.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00 Monday closed

Website of the Tbilisi Auto Museum
 

Theatres

Tbilisi has very special theatres with performances of different genres. A theatre fan will find here any kind of spectacle of his taste. All the theatres are working according to their agendas and most of them don’t work in the summertime.

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

If you brought a suit with you and you can't live without theatre, visit the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. This interesting theatre has its unique design and is considered one of the oldest opera theatres in Europe.

Website of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

Agenda for Ballet

Agenda for Opera

Rustaveli Theatre

Rustaveli Theatre

The Rustaveli Theater was founded in 1887. Initially, it was founded as an ordinary drama theatre, and only in 1921 it received the name "Rustaveli Theatre". If you want to watch original Georgian productions, this is the place to find them. The performances that are in the theatre are only in the Georgian language.

Website of the Rustaveli Theatre

Agenda of the Rustaveli Theatre

Griboedov Theatre

Griboedov Theatre

The Griboedov Theatre will not leave you indifferent. We recommend this theatre to our Russian guests and to those who love Russian theatre in general. The performances are in Russian only.

Website of the Griboedov Theatre

Agenda of the Griboedov Theatre

Gabriadze Puppet Theatre

Gabriadze Puppet Theatre

The Gabriadze Puppet Theatre is a cozy little theatre that is very unique. This is a one-of-a-kind puppet theatre, where each puppet is a masterpiece. The performances are in Georgian only, but they are translated into English.

Website of the Gabriadze Puppet Theatre

Agenda of the Gabriadze Puppet Theatre

 

Indoor and outdoor entertainment

The city of Tbilisi has a wide range of indoor and outdoor entertainment. We selected some special ones for you.

Tbilisi Zoo

Tbilisi Zoo

There are many different animals in the Tbilisi Zoo, some of them can only be found in the Caucasus region.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00

Website of the Tbilisi Zoo

Tbilisi Circus

Tbilisi Circus

If you have a day to spare, visit the Tbilisi Circus. It's recommended when you have small children. The circus is opened only for events, see agenda for more information.

Agenda of the Tbilisi Circus

Gino Paradise Water Park

Gino Paradise Water Park

The Gino Paradise Water Park is the best place if you want to swim for fun without leaving the city. The Gino Paradise has a large area filled with various water activities and swimming pools.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00

Website of the Gino Paradise Water Park

Olympic Sport Complex

Olympic Sport Complex

If you love swimming or can't live a day without sport, the Olympic Sports Complex is what you need. This complex has a 50-meter pool, a water polo pool, a tennis court, fitness, a sauna, and a gym.

Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00

Website of the Olympic Sport Complex

Zipline to the Botanical Garden

Tbilisi Zipline

When you are at Narikala Fortress and want to go to the Botanical Garden, don't go up the stairs, it's boring, try the Zipline next to the entrance instead! This is a cool and original way to see all the beauty of the Botanical Garden. The Zipline is 275 meters in length and 30 meters in height.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00 Monday closed

Tbilisi National Botanical Garden

Tbilisi National Botanical Garden

The Tbilisi National Botanical Garden is beautiful in the city center of Tbilisi. Since the valley where the Botanical garden is located was found till 1845, it was in the power of the Georgian royal family. Afterward, it became a part of the treasury of the Russian Empire, and only in the 19th century, it became the botanical garden that we know now.

Opening hours: 09:00 - 20:00

Website of the Tbilisi National Botanical Garden

Tbilisi Digital Space

Tbilisi Digital Space

Tbilisi Digital Space is located in one of the largest shopping centers in Tbilisi, Tbilisi Mall. Tbilisi Digital Space covers an area of 500 square meters and gives visitors a sense of freedom from reality.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00

Website of the Tbilisi Digital Space

Experimentorium

Experimentorium

The Experimentorium is an interesting place for those who travel with their children. If your child enjoys science tricks or wants to show him that science is not boring at all. The Experimentorium is a laboratory that shows that science can be interesting.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 20:00

Website of the Experimentorium

Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusions is a place where you can see different types of interesting illusions and experience new emotions. This interesting museum can show you how illusions work and give you unforgettable emotions.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00

Website of the Museum of Illusions
 

Shopping malls

Shopping malls are very good if you want to kill some time. The shopping malls in Tbilisi have shops of all the famous brands and they often have good deals especially for tourists from more developed countries.

Shopping mall Galleria Tbilisi

Shopping mall Galleria Tbilisi

Galleria Tbilisi is the most central shopping mall of Tbilisi located at the Liberty Square metro station. You will find branded shops, small cafes, the Ria-Ria entertainment center, and even a cinema!

Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00

Website of the shopping mall Galleria Tbilisi

Shopping mall East Point

Shopping mall East Point

East Point is an open-door shopping mall. All shops and cafes are located in an open area. In this shopping mall, you can find the largest Carrefour supermarket which has a wide range of products from other countries. The East Point has an entertainment center for children from 3 years old and also an IMAX cinema.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00

Website of the shopping mall East Point

Tbilisi Mall

Tbilisi Mall

Tbilisi Mall is the first shopping mall that was built in Tbilisi. Tbilisi Mall is considered the largest shopping mall in the entire city.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00

Website of the Tbilisi Mall