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Open Air Museum, Tbilisi

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More than 8,000 tools, textiles, and household items come to life in a traditional countryside setting at Open Air Museum. Spread across 52 hectares (128 acres) of hilly terrain, this museum features over 70 houses representing 14 ethnographic regions, including Abkhazia, Khevsureti, and Ossetia. In addition to displays of typical architectural style and objects, you'll also absorb the atmosphere of a traditional home and immerse yourself in legends and stories of Georgia if you take a guided tour. From this location you can also get great views of the city and the hills below. Work out when and for how long to visit Open Air Museum and other Tbilisi attractions using our handy Tbilisi online journey planner .
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  • not bad, but many museum exhibits were unavailable for viewing the summer day were, did not recommend walking, very hot
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  • Good museum for culture and ethnography lovers - most of the houses are brought from the original places in 19th century. However, not all the houses are available for viewing.  more »
  • I'm your busboy topped by a Lake at the time of gustba I mean Georgian kaplumbuğa Georgian bay Lake for an outing where IBE, ladies and getting out for a run every morning very nice I got my attention the tape running in the hands of everyone there, they run with German Shepherd
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  • This is the best place I've been in Tbilisi. The above 30 authentic houses from around Georgia, filled with meticulously collected inventory and surrounded by carefully set up yards, immerse you into the mood of the time and area of each scene. Helpful staff readily helps understand all the details. Many thanks to them! A must visit destination in Tbilisi!
  • This was a very neat museum. Lots of fun to walk around in, and the staff we encountered were very knowledgeable. The only disappointment was that quite a few of the building were locked, but no one informed us when we arrived which ones were open or closed. There also was an opportunity to have plaques with information, but there were none.
  • Just amazing. No need to pay for a guided tour. In each building, there's a person who explains and describes every single detail thereof. They are mostly elderly women, but they speak both Russian and English very good. If you wanna get to know Georgian cultural history in its pure form, this is the place to go. (The only disadvantage was the cable car from Vake park, which was out of order.)
  • The museum exhibits houses typical to different regions of Georgia. You may visit the museum until 6pm. There are some days, when they have additional, special activities. It's a nice place to hang out in the open air, it's always 2-3 degrees less than in central parts of Tbilisi, therefore in summer you could kind of escape the heat. The museum hosts the Art Gene Festival every July since 2004.
  • A beautiful place with wooden houses from all over Georgis. Etnography, history, art and crafts etc plus nature and fresh air. great for trevelers and locals to spend time, joggling, walki g

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Strung out alongside the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi's historical core and bustling city center offers an array of accommodation options. Choose the fortress hill, the more northern residential districts, or a main street in the center of the action. Large international chain hotels offer luxury options, complete with fine dining, air conditioning, and more. However, you can also choose from more economical, mid-level options located around Rustaveli Avenue and Tbilisi's old town. For the lowest cost, consider one of the ubiquitous hostels.
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