Rike Park is situated in the heart of Tbilisi. It is a unique place. If you look at it from a bird’s eye view, you will notice, that its form reminds the contours of Georgia map. Rike is translated from Georgian like “sands”. The park is built on the shoaled bank of the river Kura. The ground was reinforced and the park was laid out on this territory.
Unusual and Unique Park of Georgia
Rike Park is located on the left bank of the river Kura or Mtkvari. It is the youngest park of Tbilisi. It was constructed in 2010. This park is designed in an unusual and modern way. It almost doesn’t have unfilled places. Empty areas are packed with objects of infrastructure, art and rest. You can find a lot of interesting places of sightseeing and rest on the territory of Rike Park:
- The Bridge of Peace;
- The Cultural Centre;
- big chessboard with giant figures;
- green labyrinths;
- rock-climbing wall;
- children’s play area with safety soft coverage;
- ropeway, using which you can get to the most famous sights of Tbilisi.
You can come across a lot of objects d’art here. For example:
- huge piano;
- drinking fountain in cubism style;
- stone benches of extraordinary forms.
Our free guides will show you the way to the park. You should start your trip from the Old City of Tbilisi. From this location it is easy to notice the Bridge of Peace. It borders closely to Rike park.
The Bridge of Peace – Winding Path from the Past to the Future
The Bridge of Peace has a symbolic meaning. It unites the old and modern styles of the Georgian capital. The bridge was built by Michele De Lucchi – an architect from Italy. It is an ultra-modern pedestrian bow-shaped bridge made of glass and steel. It is included in the list of “30 of the most astonishing bridges” and is considered as one of the world’s architectural masterpieces. After you have passed the Bridge of Peace you will get to the territory of Rike Park.
The Cultural Centre
The Cultural Centre is a building of original form. Visually it reminds 2 tubes connected to each other. That is why this construction was nicknamed ‘pipes’. Initially this building was created as a concert hall of The Drama and Music Theatre and also as an exhibition hall. But in 2013 the construction was frozen. Nevertheless, this astonishing building has become a carte-de-visite of Tbilisi.
You can use a ropeway, which is situated on the territory of the park. The cable way leads to Sololaki hill. This hill is full of sights: Mother of Georgia, Tbilisi Botanical Garden, Narikala, St. Nicolas Church and other places of interest. Visit with our Free Walking Tbilisi Tour