Mestia Ethnographic Museum
Mestia Ethnographic Museum was established in 1936. This small mountain museum located in a traditional Svan tower has the richest exposition equaling collections of any European museum. There you will see valuable gold and silver items collected at various times: icons, ornaments, stamping, hunting accessories, military armor, coins and many other masterpieces of applied art. All these treasures were voluntary offered by parishioners in favor of churches (according to the ancient tradition of highlanders of Georgia). The special place is occupied by the richest collection of ancient Georgian manuscripts of the 9 th – 11 th centuries.