The house-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze


The house-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze is located 10 kilometers from the city of Telavi, in the palace of the poet and well-known Georgian public figure. The museum was built in 1886. Its area covers 700 m2. It contains materials of the work of Alexander Chavchavadze, epistolary and iconographic archives, various editions of the XIX century, manuscripts of the 18th century, photographs of D. Ermakov, samples of painting and lithography, as well as Georgian, Russian, French and other household items of the 18th and 19th centuries, tableware (Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Georgian, Russian), musical instruments.


The house-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze is distinguished especially by the number of memorial materials that tell about the life of the poet, his personality and his tastes.  Since 1830, Alexander Chavchavadze began to design a decorative park, which currently occupies 18 hectares. Here are grown unique subtropical, curative, as well as exotic plants brought from different countries. In 1835, one of the first wine cellars in Georgia was built, where a unique enoteca (about 16500 bottles of wine, bottled in different countries) is stored.


The museum was granted the status of an Immovable Monument of Cultural Heritage.


It is open every day at 10.00-19.00, in winter at 10.00-18.00.


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