Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Mestia

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  • This is one of the best ethnographic museums I've ever visited. Svaneti has a long cultural history and this museum has artifacts and insight that spans it all. It's also beautifully filled.  more »
  • An interesting place to visit in Mestia. Mestian history comes alive here. I recommend this museum for visitors.  more »
  • It was fascinating learning about the Svaneti people and their history.Beautiful collection of icons and lovely gifts available from the front, notably felt scarves in gorgeous colours  more »
  • World class museum! Really interesting exposition teaching a lot about this amazing region.
  • Very interesting place with very old and precious things. You can see here monets 300y b.c ancients hand written books of 8 century and so on! Highly reccommend
  • This museum is among 10 best museums of the world, visiting museum you will find out everything about local culture, beliefs and general lifestyle of local people
  • The Museum is very close to the centre. I have been in Mestia 02 times but I never went there because no one told me why should I go there. And I wasn't much interested about building and stuff so I didn't go. But this time likely I stayed at Eka's guest house. And she work there in the museum. So she told me what is exactly there and why should I visit it. Plus she invited me over. I went there in the afternoon and stayed there until closing. They have things belongs to Roman era. And seeing what the people from this country has used in the history made me amazed. The design and they away they display things give it a extra value. U was very happy to watch all those things in that quite environment please the amount paid for the ticket was really worth. They have painting from many different eras if you are religious person you will love seeing the history of Bible and the details with actual pecs. For me I enjoyed watching swords, and the stuff that old kings used. They Maintain all the thing in a very good manner and the way display things allowed me to enjoy it much better. The building itself is wonderful, it's a mix of Georgian culture and the modern architecture. When you walk out from the building you will see an amazing view. Then if you walk few steps you will see the river that coming from Mestia glacier.
  • Good to see when you are bored or have 1h to spare for a walk + checking out the museum. Otherwise just go for a hike, it's pretty small.

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