Three excellent museums are located in Mestia. Even if you are not a museum fan, we strongly recommend to visit in order to feel the genio loci, the spirit of the place.
The Museum of History and Ethnography treasures magnificent pieces of medieval Svaneti art. The museum is ranked in the Top 10 European Ethnographic museums and its integration into the environment is unique. Good coffee in the lobby & a great view of Mt Banguriani and Mestia from the roof.
“Margiani Machubi”, located in Lanchvali area, is a traditional Svan Manor, complete with interior furnishing and tower which you can climb to get a bird’s eye view of Mestia.
The house-museum of the legendary Soviet alpinist Mikhail Khergiani, of Svaneti origin. This museum was lovingly created by Mikhail’s friends as a memorial to bravery and daring, true friendship and an unbendable spirit of adventure and achievement.