Tbilisi is considered as the city of contrast at the crossroad of Europe and Asia. The adversity and intensity of the region has produced a remarkable and vibrant city, where every corner tells unbelievable stories from the past. The city’s haunting blend of narrow maze-like cobbled roads, diverse architectural structures and impressive monuments are just part of its irresistible charm. Marvelous examples of avant-garde architecture have been built in the past couple of years, which became a perfect mix of contemporary architecture with its ancient legacy. In the capital of Georgia, one can find narrow, winding paths, oriental alleys and small squares alongside modern European buildings and Avenues.
Tbilisi offers numerous sightseeing to its visitors, including Narikala Fortress – an ancient fortress lording over old town; iconic Sulphur Baths mainly located in the old part of the city resembling Islamic architecture. The multiculturalism of Tbilisi cannot be unnoticed. In the historic center, one can visit Jewish synagogue, Islamic mosque, Orthodox and Catholic churches within walking distance. As for more relaxed traveling, former royal pleasure grounds Tbilisi’s Botanical Garden, is ideal for relaxation and a blissful escape from city’s fume-laden streets. Moreover, for shopping lovers, the visitors can spend their time in the streets of the old city and flea markets, where they can find mesmerizing collection of antiques, jewelry and bric-a-brac on sale.
Tbilisi is a large sprawling city set in a bowl between the greater and lesser Caucasus. Its red-tiled roofs, narrow streets and ancient buildings stand in contrast to the industrialization brought by soviet era.
If you are first time in Tbilisi you MUST SEE:
Statue of mother of Georgia - In order to feel exotic charm of Tbilisi, you should definitely visit the statue of Kartlis Deda – one of the symbols of the city.
The historical heart of the city , Metekhi is the place where king Vakhtang Gorgasali started to develop the new capital, erecting the first church on top of the hill in the 5 th century. It was later damaged and restored several times.
Old Tbilisi starts from Leselidze street. IT must be noticed that the whole charm of the old city is encompassed Old Tbilisi and to walk around the old cobbled narrow streets is highly recommended. Almost every street in old town leads to Shardeni street, which is located in Zemo Kala district between Vakhtang Gorgasali square and Sioni street. This is one of the most popular, crowded and attractive places in Tbilisi, famous for its cafes, bars, restaurants and art galleries.
Anchiskhati Church, he oldest orthodox Chutch in Tbilisi is located in the historic part of the city , on the right bank of the rivet Mtkvari on Shavleti street between the Marionette Theatre and the hotel Ambassador and was built in the early 6 th century by the King Dachi, successor of King Vakhtang Gorgasali.
One of the main symbols of the city is Mtatsminda Park and Funicular, both offering impressive views over the city day and night time. Mtatsminda is very popular place with its beautiful park and amusement facilities.
Climate: very warm summers and moderately cold winters
The average annual temperature: 12.7 °C
Time zone: Georgian Time (UTC+4)
Currency: Lari (GEL), (1 Euro equals 2.88 Georgian Lari)
Country code: +995-32