Marvels of Mtatsminda and Sololaki - in Tbilisi - LikeALocal Guide

Marvels of Mtatsminda and Sololaki

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We take you through the marvels and hidden gems of the 19th-20th century Tbilisi, tell you stories about buildings and urban legends of their inhabitants. We will see some of the well-preserved architectural landmarks of that time Tbilisi, that can't be seen in any guidebook.

Duration: 4 hours
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  • English
Tour by Baia
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Hello there, I am Baia - travel writer and photographer, totally in love with my city and it's cultural landmarks. Apart from writing on my blog, me and my friends, do cultural and photo tours to get you acquainted with unique spots you can't find in any guidebook ;)

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Highlights

  • Turquoise Lace House, house of Iranian Consul, Madam Bozarhiantsi, Anna Madatova, Mansions of merchants...
  • Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance architecture
  • A pleasant walk through the past

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Description

During the 19th-20th century, Tbilisi started to expand beyond its city walls. At this time, Georgia was part of the Russian Empire, which brought many cultural advancements to the town. Sololaki and Mtatsminda neighborhoods are one of the best examples of that time Tbilisi. Art Nouveau style architecture dominates these parts of the city. While some of them are well-preserved, some require urgent renovation.

The tour takes around 3:30-4 hours. We will see the so-called Turquoise Lace House on Rustaveli Avenue, which was saved from demolishment by Joseph Stalin, stroll on the street one merchant named after his beloved 'girlfriend', visit the former residence of a lawyer at one of the shortest and tranquil street, explore famous house of Madam Bozarjiantsi, which got awarded as one of the best residential houses in 1915, see the mystical house of Anna Madatova also unique with its balconies, and visit the former residence of Iranian Consul to name just a few.

We assure you'll have a wonderful day with us, full of interesting stories that can't be read in any guidebook.

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Meeting point

We will meet at the statue of Shota Rustaveli located next to the entrance of Metro Rustaveli (m/s "Rustaveli", Kostava Str., Tbilisi, Georgia)

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