About Sights – The Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Georgian: გიორგი ჩიტაიას სახელობის ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი ღია ცის ქვეშ)

The Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Georgian: გიორგი ჩიტაიას სახელობის ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი ღია ცის ქვეშ) was founded in 1966 by the famous Georgian ethnographer Giorgi Chitaia, whose name it bears.

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

The open-air museum is located on a hill overlooking the Vake district of Tbilisi. The 52 hectare site houses around 70 buildings that enable you to “visit” almost all the regions of Georgia in several hours and learn about the architecture and traditions of different regions.

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

In addition to the buildings, more than 8,000 examples of traditional household items and handmade crafts are displayed.

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

How to get there: You can reach the open-air museum by walking up from Vake Park or take bus 59 from opposite Marjanishvili metro station, then walk or take a 2 km taxi ride.

How much does it cost?: Adult – 3 GEL, Students – 1.5 GEL, Schoolchildren (max. 15) 0.5 GEL, Guided Tour Fee 10 GEL.

Working hours: every day, except Monday 11:00 am – 16:00 pm.

Contact details: G. Chitaia  ethnographical open- air  museum. A1, Tortile Road, 0162, Tbilisi. Phone: (+995 32) 23 09 60, 22 63 02

Photo by Jonathan Cardy - Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

Photo by Jonathan Cardy – Wikimedia Creative Commons Licence

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  1. It’s beautiful. I must admit, though, that I’m rather glad I live in these days, rather than dealing with their 8000 odd household items, non of which look too comfy or practical for my liking 😀

  2. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Oh, how I wish I could go visit that place…it looks very interesting. Hugs

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