This former Persian citadel it one of the most recognizable structures in the Old Town skyline and travelers who venture to this 4th century wonder are rewarded with some of the best views of Tbilisi in the city. Narikala is divided into two sections (thanks to walls erected by Arab emirs in the 8th century), with St. Nicholas Church, built in the 1990s, on the lower level. The Mother Georgia monument is also within walking distance. Travelers say that while there isn’t much to see in the fortress itself, the grounds do offer a bit of historical context and spectacular views make it worth a visit.
The fortress is located between the sulphur baths and the old botanical Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. It’s easiest to reach using the cable car from Rike Park, but travelers can also walk to the fortress from Meidan.