Georgia is a land of great beauty and its capital Tbilisi is no exception. Take in the view of this beautiful city from one of these top 3 viewpoints.
With its maze-like cobbled roads and diverse architectural structures, the capital of Georgia inspires locals and tourists alike. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, take some time to check out the view from these remarkable spots in Tbilisi.
Walk across the Bridge of Peace
The Bridge of Peace is a bow-shaped structure stretching over the Kura River in Tbilisi. Although construction finished in 2010, the bridge has already come to symbolize a link between the historic part of Tbilisi and the city’s ambitions for the future. The pedestrian bridge showcases modern architecture with a durable steel membrane and glass panels. The roof is particularly impressive, with a sparkling wave-shaped design that flows along the walkway.
The bridge widens in the center, creating an ideal spot to stop for a few pictures, mingle with locals, or sit down and relax while grabbing a bite to eat. While visitors find the bridge to be spectacular enough during the day, many agree that a night time view of the bridge’s bright neon lights is worth the wait, or repeat trek.
Grab a bite with a view
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Bring your appetite and camera along to the Funicular Complex, which sits high above Tbilisi and is one of the best dining spots in the city. The funicular opened in 1905 and features a newly renovated tram that stops at Chonkadze Street. To get to the complex, you'll need to purchase a rechargeable card then hop aboard the train towards the top. Take in some of the most magnificent views of the city while dining on delicious Georgian cuisine.
Popular dishes include fillet of Norwegian salmon with tomato and dill salsa, lamb rubbed in Mediterranean spices served with yogurt, garlic, and pesto, and pappardelle with a wild mushroom cream sauce and shaved truffles. Save room for dessert, which may include a chocolate fondant with caramel ice cream and hazelnut praline, or a deconstructed cheesecake with strawberry compote.
Watch the sun set and the city sparkle
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You won't have to travel far from our Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi to reach Oxygen Bar, located on the hotel’s 18th floor. Relax and unwind with a cocktail in hand -- particularly the Atmosphere, one of the bar's most famous concoctions -- as you soak up stunning views of the city below. Other beverage options include the refreshing Oxygen Sling and Top Floor Sour.
On a clear night you can gaze out the expansive glass walls and watch the city sparkle after the sunset. The hotel is conveniently situated between the nearby mountain ranges and the breathtaking Kura River, providing a sweeping view of Tbilisi on any clear day or night. Chat with locals at the bar or simply sip on an after-dinner cocktail or two while admiring the view.