Tbilisi, Georgia – Narikala Fortress – View of Old Town Tbilisi

This day I learned that, simple put, the view of Tbilisi from the fortress is referred to as Old Town Tbilisi.

Dachi and I rode a cable car up to the fortress.


When you exit the cable car, you don’t enter the fortress – you enter an area just to the right of it.  Here you have lots of locals selling souvenirs, a fabulous view of Old Town Tbilisi and further down the twenty meter aluminum statue of Mother Georgia – Kartlis Deda.

This view is looking towards Freedom Square:

fullsizeoutput_8555This view you can see Peace Bridge, Kura River, glass and steel tubular music hall and the domed Presidential Administrative Building and home of Georgia’s newly elected President – Salome Zurabishvili:

fullsizeoutput_854ffullsizeoutput_8551View of Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral:

fullsizeoutput_8550Close up of some of the homes:

fullsizeoutput_855dPapakha hat time!!!

fullsizeoutput_853eDachi’s panoramic picture he took with his phone while we were sitting higher up on the fortress:

fullsizeoutput_859cBehind the fortress is the Botanical Gardens – once the property of the royal family.


S, 🙂

One Comment Add yours

  1. mama says:

    This is no sleepy little town. Old Town Tbilisi looks huge from the fortress. 😳The Peace Bridge is really neat, as well as all the other items you mentioned.😍 Nice photos! xoxo


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