Between the sea and the mountain, covered with an urban skyline but rich in tradition, the city of Batumi blends many aspects of life wonderfully. Known for their hospitable nature, Georgian locals are warm and welcoming to guests. Sitting lively upon the Black Sea, Batumi’s skyline melts hearts with the beautiful Georgian mountains in the background. Deep in history and ancient culture, here are the best things to do in Batumi, Georgia.
1. Batumi Boulevard
Built in 1881, the Batumi Boulevard is the oldest attraction with various events, entertainment and activities. Taking up a length of 7 km (4.3 miles), it has two sections, “old” and “new”. There are modern sculptures, benches and fountains in the “old” section. Stroll along to find cafés, restaurants, beach bars, clubs and catch the amazing sunset by the Boulevard upon the Black Sea in Batumi.
Address: 2, Ninoshvili Str | 1, K. Gamsakhurdia Str, Batumi
Website: Batumi Boulevard
2. Batumi Botanical Garden
A huge park with a rich variety of plant species from various parts of the globe, Batumi’s Botanical Garden is the brainchild of Russian botanist, Andrey Krasnov. It is close to the Mtsvane Kontskhi (Green Cape) resort and you can get there by taking Minibus (Marchrutka) no 31 from Parnavaz Mepe Street or Tbilisi Square. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring snacks as one could spend the whole day in this amazing park. Some parts are hilly, but it might get you an amazing view of the sea.
Batumi Botanical Garden
Address: Mtsvane Kontskhi (Green Cape), Batumi
Website: Batumi Botanical Garden
3. 6 May Park
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6 May Park has gone through major name changes. Established in 1881, together with the Boulevard, several plantations were made by Russian Emperor Alexander III and his family. At the end of the park, there’s the Zoo, the Dolphinarium, and an aquarium. In the middle sits the beautiful Nurigeli Lake. A park adorned with delightful fountains and beautiful sculptures.
6 May Park
Address: Rustaveli Street 51, Batumi
Website: 6 May Park
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4. Ali and Nino
A hypnotising romantic display and tragic story behind this art beauty. Sculpture artist, Tamar Kvesitadze, based this moving sculpture upon the 1937 novel, Ali and Nino, credited by an Azerbaijani author who goes by the alias, Kurban Said. The novel is set during the first world war when an Azerbaijani Muslim man, Ali, fell in love with a Georgian princess, Nino. After finally being able to unite, Ali was killed tragically in the war. A heartbreaking story upon a romantic background, spend the evening by the Black Sea as the sculptures lit with magnetic colors and merge into each other.
5. Argo Cable Car
An affordable and beautiful cable car ride with excellent views of the city, harbor and town. Reaching the top gives a complete view of the sea, the mountains and the beautiful Batumi city! An evening ride brings out lights of the Alphabet Tower, the Ferris wheel, and the surrounding buildings.
Argo Cable Car (Georgian)
Address: Batumi Port, Batumi
Website: Argo Cable Car
6. Piazza Square
Standing out from Georgia’s architecture is the Piazza! An Italian-style square adorned with mosaics and stained glass art. Surrounded by the Piazza complex, there is the Piazza Four Colours hotel, a couple of restaurants, a café and a pub. The square usually draws in musicians from around the world who are visiting Batumi.
Address: 25, Parnavaz Mepe ST, Batumi
Website: Piazza Square
7. Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo"
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The Ethnographic Museum “Borjgalo” showcases the work of master woodcarver, Kemal Turmanidze. From the village of Namonastrevi, Turmanidze showcases the daily life of Georgians living in villages, their culture and traditions. A private museum out of town, where everything is made by the owner. Get to know him, his family and Georgia at the Ethnographic Museum.
Akvani, Ethnographic Museum
Address: Kakhaberi settlement, Mikheil Sharashidze str. N 14, Georgia, Batumi
Website: Ethnographic Museum
8. Astronomical Clock
The Batumi Astronomical Clock was installed recently on the tower of the beautiful building, the former National Bank of Georgia. Close to the Europe Square, the clock shows moon phases, zodiacs, and the placement of the sun, the moon and the horizon. A melodic chime marks every hour, and a single ring for the half hour. The gold rimmed clock catches the glint of the sunlight, giving it a magical shine!
Address: 44, K. Gamsakhurdia St., Batumi
Website: Astronomical Clock
9. Batumi Orta Jami Mosque
Translated as “the middle mosque” (orta in Turkish means middle), it is the only mosque surviving in the city which used to sit in between two other mosques. It was closed (along with other religious monuments) during the Soviet times and opened its colorful doors again in the 1990s. Known as “Jamia in the middle”, Orta caters to Batumi’s Muslim community and Turkish visitors. There are also a couple of halal eats to spot around the area.
Batumi Orta Jami Mosque
Address: Kutaisi St, Batumi
Website: Orta Mosque
10. Alphabetic Tower
And lastly, the most outstanding architecture upon the Black Sea coast in Batumi, the Alphabetic Tower! A 130 meter (427 foot) tall tower with a DNA double helix pattern and 33 letters of the Georgian alphabet surrounding it. It is reconstructed from the original which is believed to have been constructed around the 5th-century. Meant to be an artistic piece to represent the connection between humanity, the Alphabetic Tower speaks to the Georgian people and the rest of the world through the symbolic representation of this magnificent tower.
Address: Miracles Park, Batumi
Website: Alphabetic Tower
11. Batumi Dolphinarium
The Batumi Dolphinarium is a pleasant way to spend an hour or two. The shows are popular, so it’s recommended to buy tickets ahead of time to avoid the queue. Those who enjoyed visiting felt that it made people learn about the animals and understand why they need protection. The love of the trainers for their charges seems to be obvious to those who attend. Children love the place as there are opportunities for them to swim with the dolphins. The aquarium is also of interest to both adults and children.
Address: Rustaveli, 51, Batumi 6010, Georgi
Website: Batumi Dolphinarium
12. Batumi Archeological Museum
The Batumi Archeological Museum has exhibits with information displayed in English. While it’s quite small, it is packed full of a lot of interesting information. If you enjoy Archeology, you will spend a few satisfying hours touring around. Staff are helpful and informative. The museum specializes in the natural history of humankind, how they lived, made their clothes, and developed tools. It mainly covers the periods of the stone age through to the third century BC. The exhibits mainly focus on the Ajara territory. It also looks at the Greek and Roman influences. The museum is open every day.
Batumi Archeological Museum
Address: 77, Chavchavadze street, Batumi, Georgia
Website: Batumi Archeological Museum
Batumi stays on your mind and in your heart!
A wonderful mix of city and nature, this charming seaside town has made efforts to draw visitors into its homes. Many attractions have been renovated not too long ago to capture visitors’ hearts and minds. Batumi’s panoramic skyline is a perfect visit for all walks of life.
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