Tbilisi Georgia – ancient and vibrant capital city spreads out on both banks of the Mtkvari River. Surrounded on three sides by mountains. The most widely accepted variant of the legend of Tbilisi’s founding says that in the mid-5th century AD King Vakhtang I Gorgasali was hunting in the heavily wooded region with a falcon. The King’s falcon allegedly caught or injured a pheasant during the hunt, after which both birds fell into a nearby hot spring and died from burns. King Vakhtang became so impressed with the hot springs that he decided to cut down the forest and build a city.
Tbilisi Georgia – name Tbilisi derives from the Old Georgian word “tbili”, meaning warm. What’s more Archaeological studies of the region indicate human settlement in the area early as the 4th millennium BC.
Excursions in Tbilisi Georgia - Day excursions From Tbilisi
Sights of Tbilisi Georgia
- Rustaveli Avenue And Freedom Square – Rustaveli Avenue begins at Freedom Square and extends about 1.5 kilometers. Because of this is the center of the city, where many of the governmental, cultural and business facilities are located. Strolling down Rustaveli you can observe daily life in the city, explore shops from both international and local brands, and get something to eat.
- Old Tbilisi – Firstly the main sights of the city are clustered in the Old Tbilisi district. This area is well-known for its sulfur bathhouses fed by natural hot springs.
Nearby on Shardeni Street you will find plenty of modern, popular restaurants, open air café-bars, trendy night clubs and art galleries.
- Narikala – Fortress can be seen from any point within Old Tbilisi. It was constructed for defense purposes in the 4th century and was considerably expanded over subsequent historical periods.
- Funicular – What’s more the Tbilisi Funicular is one of the finest examples of cable railways in the world. The railway leads to Mtatsminda- a beautiful leisure and amusement park overlooking the entire city.
- Gabriadze Theater – Founded in 1981, it became the first Georgian puppet theater. What’s more the building is decorated with a magnificent clock tower which features a performance of figurines everyday at 12:00.
- Holy Trinity Cathedral – The Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral is one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the World. What’s more The cathedral complex includes an underground section and integrates nine chapels, various supplementary buildings, and beautiful gardens. Read more
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