Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Mestia

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  • Great place to visit to understand the Svaneti history. Plenty of artefacts and religious. Keep the visit to the museum for the last day as there are plenty of other places to see and the distance are...  more »
  • It is interesting to see how, as a swanetisches House has looked inside. Unfortunately, the leadership was in Russian. After the tour, that was House again closed. The tower was however continue to visit.
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  • The Museum is housed in a new building, large enough. Exposition at 20-45 minutes depending on interest. Coins, weapons, icons, books, scrolls, housewares, clothing, and furniture. A little bit of everything. In a separate Hall photo exhibition of Italian photographer. In the lobby there is a Wi-Fi, comfortable sofas, you can enjoy coffee and buy souvenirs. In the basement of the modern clean toilets. You can work around the building to the left and climb the stairs to the roof. From there, beautiful views of the mestia. Closed on Monday. Recommend to visit.
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  • Great museum in a beautiful modern building. Very well curated, minimalistic, yet very informative. A great insight into not only Svaneti but also Georgian culture and heritage. Schedule a good hour to spend in the exhibition part and make sure to stay a little longer to enjoy the amazing lobby area!
  • Well curated museum offering nice perspective of local culture. Well worth a stop if you're in the area. A solid hour would give enough time to tour the museum for the small, but worthy collection.
  • Absolutely outstanding! one of the best museums in Georgia! A real must visit!
  • Small renovated museum with explanations in Georgian and English. Nice building. Free entrance on 18 May (Museum Day).
  • It's a very nice museum. If you are in Mestia and you're interested in Svaneti culture and the history of this region and the Svan people, you need to visit this museum. It's absolutely worth it!

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