Top 10 Museums to visit in Georgia
13 June, 2016
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6. Svaneti Museum and Margiani Tower (Georgian National Museum)
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By all means, everyone who comes to Georgia, should go up to Svaneti Mountains. Throughout centuries Svaneti was the safe-keeper of Georgia’s treasury – kings sent their riches to mountains during invasions. Nowadays these treasures are gathered in the collections of Svaneti Museum in Mestia and make up one of the most important collections, stored in Georgian museums. Apart from displaying unique masterpieces of local and imported arts and crafts, Svaneti museum is an important regional social space with its new mediatheque, adapted lobby and a roof-terrace (in summer). A cup of tasty coffee in a cafe with panoramic view on Svaneti towers and Tetnuldi peak will improve your mood and supply with new energy before you continue your journey further, upper to Ushguli – which is considered Europe’s highest permanently settled village.

The museum is open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 6pm. Entry will cost you 2$ (children under 6 free); additional guided tours (offered in Russian and English) cost 12$.

Mestia can be reached by regional buses from Zugdidi (10-15$) and Tbilisi (15-20$). Museum is on a walking distance from Mestia center (taxi available).
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