Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Mestia

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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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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  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • May 18, 2017
    Small renovated museum with explanations in Georgian and English. Nice building. Free entrance on 18 May (Museum Day).
  • July 2, 2017
    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!
  • April 26, 2017
    A surprisingly modern museum featuring local historic artifacts. There are English descriptions for all the artifacts and they are very well translated. Would definately recommend if you're in Mestia. Be sure to ask where it is as it is a bit confusing to get to.
  • June 30, 2017
    Just a regular boring ethnography museum. Wifi is good!
  • September 27, 2016
    Impressive museum for small town. 5 Gel per person. It is in otherside of river. Spectacular view from its window :)

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