The famous Tbilisi Funicular railroad opened in 1905. Built atop the Mtatsminda Plateau, the main station overlooks Tbilisi and offers up spectacular views of this capital city. Though the initial operation was met with trepidation, since residents feared traversing the steep mountain in transportation that was deemed somewhat precarious, it later became a trusted and true mode of transit—particularly after a theme park, Mtatsminda Park, was opened at the top of the plateau. Today, the Tbilisi Funicular is a far cry from its former self, with modern, sleek carriages
and newly laid rails. Travelers say the ride offers spectacular views and a traditional Georgian restaurant at the top of Mtatsminda serves some of the best local cuisine around, and historic photos in the funicular station provide insight into this Tbilisi highlight’s early years.
The restored Tbilisi Funicular station is located at Chonkadze Street and rides cost approximately 2 GEL.