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The capital of the Kingdom of Kartli attracts fans of history and antiquity. Take a walk around the ancient streets, built BC.
How to visit the ruins of Mtskheta in Tbilisi
This city was built in the V century BC by the legendary Mzhetos. Much later, the capital was moved to Tbilisi, but Mtskheta was a rich and prosperous city up to V century BC.

Now you can meet travelers from Ukraine, Russia, the United States and many other countries, strolling down the ruins. That`s why many cozy cafes and restaurants were opened near the entrance to the old town.

How to do?

1. Buy a minibus ticket at the railway station near the metro station "Didube" in order to get to Mtskheta for only 1.5 lari. The direction is written in Georgian, so ask the locals which one is going to Mtskheta. They go every 15-20 minutes.
2. Observe all the interesting places of the city on your own or hire a guide.
3. Visit the Jvari Monastery on the top of the mountain, from which you can see the splendid view of the confluence of two rivers - Kura and Aragvi, and Mtskheta itself. This picturesque landscape often placed on the postcards and other Georgian souvenirs.

Merging of Kura and Aragvi., Tbilisi
Photo: Merging of Kura and Aragvi.

4. Have a look at the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, in which the Chiton of the Lord is buried.
5. Do not forget to walk along the partially destroyed Pompey's Bridge, built as far back as 65 BC.
6. Do not forget to take a photo of all these places.

Where to do?


The ruins of ancient Mtskheta near Tbilisi is a World Heritage Site. The locals call it "Our Jerusalem" for a large concentration of religious monuments.

Location: Mtskheta
Open hours: Mn-Sn: 10:00-19:00


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