The city is the capital of the region Samagerlo-Upper Svnaeti. Main sight is Dadiani palace. In 1839 David Dadiani founded his family’s museum. The museum is one of the oldest in the Caucasus region, and currently houses more than 41,000 items, ranging from the second millennium BC to the end of the 19th century AD. Some of the most interesting items include Napoleon’s death mask dated 1833, a Napoleonic library of several hundred volumes, private letters, and Napoleonic silver and chinaware.
Other sights near Zugdidi:
• Swinging Rock – “Kuakantsalia”
• Khobi Monastery dates back to the 13th-14th centuries
• Canyon of Intsra
• Inguri Hydropower Plant