Cleaning and safety practices
The main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church
Sameba is also called the symbol of new Georgia
Turtle Lake is towering over the Ethnographic Museum
Spectacular views over Tbilisi from 710 metre high mountain
Mtatsminda Park has more than 100 years history
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Live commentary on board
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food and drinks, unless specified
Know Before You Book
Please note that guided tours are run in both languages English and Russian.
What you can expect
Tsminda Sameba, unmissable by night and day, was consecrated in 2004 after a decade of building. A massive and lavish expression of traditional Georgian architectural forms in concrete, brick, granite and marble, it rises a staggering 84m to the top of the gold-covered cross above its gold-covered central dome. While largely bare inside, it does, however, contain many of Georgia's most important icons.
The cathedral is five aisles wide, but its emphasis is on verticality, with a result like one single, many-bulwarked tower. The huge dome creates a larger, much brighter central space than you’ll find in most Georgian churches.
Turtle Lake (Kus Tba) can be described as one of the most favoured places for the locals to go around in Tbilisi. Turtle Lake is located on the northern cliff of Mtatsminda Park. Don’t be confused when you hear the name Kus Tba. Turtle Lake is often called Kus Tba since the name “Ku” means Turtle in English.
Turtle Lake located in the south-west of the city centre, on the north slope of Mtatsminda Range, at an altitude of 686 metres above sea level, 10 kilometres from the centre of Tbilisi.
Vake Park joins the green massif of Turtle Lake and thereafter, the green area of the lake, together with Mtatsminda Park, is combined into a joint green massif. In the northern part of the slope of Turtle Lake, there is an Ethnographic Museum located in the open air, which is the miniature model of Georgia.
Along with open summer cafes and bars on the beach, there is a sports-recreational and cultural-leisure complex on the territory of Turtle Lake, which includes mini-football stadium, children's entertainment playground, navigable and professional concert scene with pontoon, where various events are held during the season.
Funicular - mountain-cable way, the same tram, culture and leisure complex on Mtatsminda plateau, Tbilisi. The cable car connects the central part of the city with Mtatsminda Plateau.
“Mtatsminda Park” is the best place for relaxation, sports, dancing and games. A fabulous atmosphere, clean air, a unique landscape, the most beautiful view and modern attractions will give you the opportunity to relax, you can relax in the park with your friends and family.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitiser provided
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