Tbilisi, Georgia's Narikala Fortress and huge helium balloon

Videos (links below)

17 October 2021

This week, the L’Europe family enjoyed exploring some of the main attractions in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia

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This week we had the opportunity to take the free cable car  in Rike Park of Tbilisi, which rises across the Mtkvari River and ends at Narikala Fortress.

The cable car, known at the Aerial Tramway, offers stunning views of the Old City, the ancient fortification, and the Bridge of Peace.

Originally constructed by the legendary Vakhtang I Gorgasali of the Kingdom of Iberia, (not to be confused with the Iberian Peninsula), at various times in its history the castle has been under Georgian, Persian, Arab, and Mongol rule.

During the Russian occupation in the 19th century, the fortress suffered both an earthquake and a massive explosion.  The tsarist forces had filled the chapel with munitions, which exploded.

Takoda, or “Mr. T,” standing on the castle walls of Narikala Fortress in Tbilisi, Georgia, Eastern Europe.  Our family has thoroughly enjoyed our travels in the Caucasus region of the former Soviet Union (USSR).

In the space below, we are pleased to present two videos of our Georgian adventures, as well as a large photo gallery of some of our best moments.