If you have a desire to see one of the most amazing cities in the world, Tbilisi, Georgia is the great choice. Georgia is a mix of cultures, nationalities, flavors, ancient history and modern life. In Tbilisi you can explore features of the whole Georgia - Stunning Mountains, river Mtkvari, the oldest churches and buildings, amazing nature, hospitable people, natural wine and delightful cuisine. If you visit Georgia once you will always have desire to come back.
Tbilisi is a modern city with impressive architectural landmarks, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, squares, nightclubs, bars, all the high technologies, but at the heart of the city you can explore the most interesting part of it - Old Tbilisi. This part was founded in the 5th century by Vakhtang Gorgasali and served as a basis for the whole city. The name of the capital city is linked to natural hot springs that were discovered during King Vakhtang’s hunt, the word “Tbili” in Georgian means warm, so Tbilisi can be translated as "warm location". After so many centuries Old Tbilisi is still very famous for curing Sulfur Baths which are located at “Abanotubani” district, „Abano“ - means bath in Georgian. Sulfur Baths are not only curing but also very beautiful outside, so this location is beloved by tourists you can take amazing photos here.
Old Tbilisi is so alluring!
Narikala Fortress, Botanical Garden with its waterfalls and amazing nature, Metekhi Church, old houses hanging above the river Mtkvari, view of the great mountain Mtatsminda, Mother of Georgia and of course the statue of the founder of Tbilisi Vakhtang Gorgasali.
Things to do in Tbilisi:
When you are in Old Tbilisi you can ride the aerial cable car from Riye Park to Narikala fortress and admire the amazing view of Old Tbilisi. Narikala Fortress is the main ancient symbol of Old Tbilisi’s defence. Fortress was established in the 4th century. After visiting this amazing place you can go to Botanical garden, it’s situated at the bottom of the fortress. Amazing waterfalls, nature and great atmosphere, you can have a break and visit local café or organize a picnic. If you are an extreme lover there is a Zip Line in the Botanical Garden for you.
Tbilisi is known as the city of Cathedrals and Churches, visit Metekhi, Sioni, Sameba, Kashveti and the oldest church of 6th century Anchiskhati. As Tbilisi is international city here you can see Armenian Church, Juma Mosque and Great Synagogue too.
If you love nature and want to see the most beautiful view of Tbilisi and its districts you have to ride the funicular railway from Sololaki, it will take you to the top of the Mtatsminda Mountain and Funicular restaurant, here you can taste Georgian food, traditional dumplings Khinkali, Shoti and Lavashi bread, Georgian cheese, of course amazing wine and just have a good time admiring amazing view. Here you can also taste very unique dumplings made with grey flour called Chela.
On the return trip to the Old Tbilisi you can visit Mtatsminda Phantheon and St.David church.The most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried at Mtatsminda Phanteon, this place is very precious for Georgians.
Old Tbilisi is not only unique buildings and historical landmarks, here is one of the most famous streets Shardeni. This location is full of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, karaoke bars, you can have a great time here. Nightlife is especially joyful here, the whole street is full of lights, and you can have a great time in bars and clubs or just wander in the beautiful narrow streets. In the streets there are lots of small shops with traditional sweets like "Churchkhela", "Chiri" "Tklapi"or Georgian Cheese and Wine.
Holiday in Tbilisi is unforgettable, you will fall in love with local people places and cozy athmosphere.
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