Mama Gulo

„In the old days, a bathhouse served as a clubhouse as well: for city residents, it was a place of bohemian pastime.”

The renowned healing sulfur baths have been the main cultural phenomenon of Tbilisi for centuries. In the old days, a bathhouse served as a clubhouse as well: for city residents, it was a place of bohemian pastime. For budget travellers, a cheap way to spend the night. For merchants, a place to talk business. And, for women, a cosy spot to chat over a cup of tea. The historic red brick bathhouse built in the 17th and 18th centuries carries the name of Mama Gulo. Bath chambers are decorated in Roman and Arabic styles, the walls are clad in multicolor tiles, and the baths are dressed in marble. After a thermal bath, make sure to try Kisa and be born again at the hands of a virtuoso masseuse. This ritual of ultimate relaxation is finished off with a pot of fragrant tea and delicious preserves. Once reborn, you can go see the beautiful Leghvtakhevi waterfall in Abanotubani.

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