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Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi

#1 of 83 in Outdoors in Georgia
Scenic Drive · Landmark
Named for a medieval Georgian poet, Rustaveli Avenue throbs with the life of the city and offers insight into the interaction of the old and new in Georgia. The avenue begins at Freedom Square, where government and cultural buildings line the street interspersed with shops and eateries. Among the imposing facades are the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, and the former parliament building of Georgia. Walk the avenue to find small, independent stores shoulder-to-shoulder with big name, international brands. The avenue is home to a wide range of eateries, from the inexpensive cafe to fine dining establishments. Put Rustaveli Avenue on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tbilisi travel planning site.
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  • Named after a famous medieval Georgian poet “Shota Rustaveli”, it is a charming culturally rich street, and you have to spend some time just walking around the avenue. The street starts at...  more »
  • This bike is famous in this street. All buildings old and showing European buildings. It was so fun for me and a nice place to go  more »
  • This is certainly Tbilisi's most beautiful and affluent Avenue! This central avenue was formerly known as "Golovin Street" and was renamed after the medieval Georgian acclaimed poet "Shota...  more »

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