Architectural Tour of Rustaveli Avenue
If you are fascinated by art, then you should definitely plan an architectural tour of Rustaveli Avenue, because there you will be able to see Tbilisi Conservatory, Kashveti Church, and the Opera and Ballet Theatre, and you will also visit some exceptional museums and appreciate the narrow streets of Mtatsminda.
1Georgian National Gallery
The Georgian National Gallery (also known as Blue Gallery) holds artworks of Niko Pirosmani, Davit Kakabadze, Iakob Nikoladze, Lado Gudiashvili, and 30,000 exhibits of XX century modern classical Georgian paintings and sculptures.
2Rustaveli Drama Theater in Tbilisi
Have you seen Shakespeare's "Richard the Third" or Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle"? These masterpieces by the Georgian director Robert Sturua were staged at the Shota Rustaveli Drama Theater in Tbilisi.
3Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
His thirty-metre-tall sculpture, The Tears of Grief, stands on the banks of the Hudson River in the United States, across from the Statue of Liberty. The sculpture, weighing 175 tonnes, was dedicated by the artist to the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001. You can also see the works of this talented sculptor in England, Spain, France, Japan, and Russia. At the Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi, you can not only learn more about this artist, but about modern art in Georgia.
4Tbilisi Conservatory
As you’re wandering around Tbilisi, if you turn from Rustaveli Avenue onto the small Mitropan Laghidze Street, you’ll find a building constructed in a neoclassical style. This is the Tbilisi State Conservatory, where countless influential musicians have studied and honed their crafts over the years.
5Kashveti Church
Kashveti church is humbly standing at Rustaveli Avenue between the National Gallery and the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts. It also has a great artistic value! Behind its white walls, the colourful masterpieces by the famous artist Lado Gudiashvili are awaiting. Come in to discover the mysteries of this church!
6Georgian Museum of Fine Arts
You can tell a great deal about a nation’s character through the art it produces, be it dances, songs, literature, or fine art. To get a better understanding of Georgia’s character, you should pay a visit to the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts.
7The National Museum of Georgia
If you’re intrigued by Georgia’s long and fascinating history, the Simon Janashia State Museum is a must-see. Possessing one of the largest collections of artifacts in the country, the museum has representations of virtually every era of Georgian and Caucasian history. Its collections contain monuments of both natural and cultural heritage, bringing ancient and modern history to life before your eyes.
8Tbilisi Opera House
The Tbilisi Opera House is one of the best examples of Moorish architecture in Georgia. Designed by German architect Viktor Gottlieb Schroter, this outstanding cultural space is on Rustaveli Avenue in the country’s capital city.
Tbilisi is like polyphonic music. Words cannot adequately describe it. You have to experience it for yourself: evaluating its harmonies, savouring its complexity, and soaking in its history as you uncover your own personal relationship with the city.
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