Are you a thrill-seeker and looking for unusually interesting locations while traveling in Georgia? In fact, taking into account the long and turbulent past of the country, Soviet-era, you can find a lot of abandoned places to visit in Tbilisi and not only. This urbex tour will take you through soviet and brutalist architecture in Tbilisi. You will delve into the past by discovering the best abandoned and historical buildings in the present.
Local guide - Urbex photographer who knows the city and its legends will take you on an adventure of dark tourism.
Nutsubidze - Lisi Ropeway connecting Nutsubidze street and Lisi Lake. The lower station was near the metro station "Delisi". There were three pillars on the road. Today the ropeway is abandoned and fully plundered.
Abandoned water reservoir. It is a dome-shaped, located in an elevated place. From the top, there is a hole where the hatch should be installed. Also, in some places, the ceiling is damaged, which will facilitate the sun's light. The building is dry and clean and it looks like a UFO flying plate.
The bomb-shelter was built in 1980. It was designed for 200 patients. There are 2 entrances, one of them is closed today. Hematic doors, ventilation pipes, water reservoirs, air filters, water pipes, and two diesel generators have survived in the 90s. The object is in good condition, dry and ventilated, so restoring its function is quite simple.
The baths were built in the 70s, there was a large complex, but some part of it has been built much earlier. It was abandoned at the beginning of the 2000s. There were spas for men and women. Also some private rooms. Sulfur water flowed here from the ancient bath. The reason for the abandonment of this place is unknown.
A research institute in Tbilisi named “ВНИИТМЕ” (today’s Patriach’s TV channel building) started constructing three apartment buildings on Nutsubidze hillside. These apartments were built for the employees of this research institute. Construction started in the 70s and was finished in 1987. Now there stand 3 identical 16-floor apartment buildings that are connected to each other by a bridge.
The so-called "Tbilisi Stonehenge" complex that has been built for almost 20 years (between 1985 and 2003) consists of 35 m high 16 columns. The author of this contemporary piece of art is a world-famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.
The construction of the bypass railway started in 2010 and abandoned in 2012. The project contains a new two-lane railway line of 30 km. At this stage, 4 tunnels and 2 long bridges are constructed. The length of the tunnels with a total of 3200 meters. Nowadays infrastructure is completely abandoned.
Urbex is a quite sensitive part of tourism. Because of this, some of the locations might be changed, but we will do our best to keep the urban exploration tour spirit.
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“So I got to share this incredible experience with the most amazing group of people, we did an expedition in the Georgian Caucasus Mountains trekking up to 3000 metres, seeing Black Rock Lake, averaging about 6-8 hours a day for the week, stayed in the wilderness, rode horses, hiked and climbed up to a waterfall, ate the most delicious food and wine, stayed with the most welcoming host family, shared some beautiful moments together making friendship bonds for life. Thank you to all who were a part of this little journey with me, if you ask me, I would say every human needs the wilderness to feel alive, free and well just plain happy 😊 We were also lucky enough to be a part of their new promo video, very grateful indeed! Nino and Pavels are the perfect pair to show you everything they know in Georgia, they have a relaxed friendly vibe and really show their passion with nature. I can't recommend them enough, sure to have a life-changing adventure!”
— Stacey, UK
“Last week was my first experience with Camp Caucasus and first experience with mountain camping in general. In this case the organisers showed a high level of professionality organising these kind of camps. 1) organizational part was up to point; 2) organisers communicated with us properly before the camp to inform what to bring with us/what not to bring/what to expect/ what we will eat etc. in all aspects so I felt prepared; 3)in mountains we can never predict the weather percisely and I liked that organisers were open minded to change something in our scedual so we don't miss the most beautiful sights. 4) One thing I did not prepare myself was that the hiking in mountains was actually hard for me ( and I'm trained :), so be prepared physically. Another thing I did not prepare myself was generosity of Georgian people and a LOT of tasty food there. 🙃”
— Madara, LV