TBILISI

Tbilisi – capital of Georgia, in the Caucasus is considered one of the most ancient cities. Before Tbilisi, Mtskheta was the   royal capital of Georgia till V century. According to legend, during the victorious reign of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, he went hunting on the territory of modern sulfur baths, where he shot a pheasant which fell bubbling water. The water was so hot that while the king ordered a pheasant, he boiled it. Deeply surprised and satisfied king commanded to build the city at this place, and call it Tbilisi. In a short time the capital was moved from Mtskheta to Tbilisi.
Tbilisi with the Georgian people come through a great number of wars, disasters and passed through many difficulties, through invasions: Arabs, Mongols, Persians, and more, but the city still stands proudly at the head of Georgia. Today Tbilisi is a large cultural and economic center of not only Georgia but the whole Caucasus.

Many universities and colleges, scientific and medical centers, ultra- modern sports facilities and other entertainment venues, cultural centers are in this city. Here are successfully carried out various international conferences and festivals and international sporting events. In Georgia, hold their concerts famous singers and vocal and instrumental ensembles from different countries around the world.

 

 
In the second half of XX century, especially the increased the number of Tbilisi, as well as increased its territory. According to the latest data, the number of Tbilisi population is about 1.5 million people. Gradually increasing the number of metro stations renovated Tbilisi International Airport and railway station. From Tbilisi International Airport you can freely fly anywhere in the world.
With each passing day becomes more beautiful Tbilisi sea, where is a water park and many other attractions. In the center of Tbilisi, on Mount Mtatsmina, operates a children’s amusement park.
Changed view of old buildings, they got a modern look and equipped with modern technology and equipment. Construction – repair work is conducted with the help of ultra- modern technical means. In Tbilisi, opened many branded shops, restaurants, as well as world-class brand hotels: Sheraton, Radisson, Marriott, etc.

Past, present and future intersect each other In this city. It is a city of great history.
Legend tells that the territory of the city was covered with dense forests in ancient times. While King Vakhtang Gorgasali hunting he found the source of hot water with healing properties. By order of the king people cut the forest and built a city called Tbilisi. “Tbilisi” – “warm” (in old Georgian “Tiflis”)
Archaeologists certify that in the fourth millennium BC the city was populated area. Over the centuries, Georgia was a place of interest for the different states and peoples. Why the city attracts people so much?
In this city everything that reminds you that it is the capital of the country with a unique culture and history. Tbilisi is beautiful and exciting, memorable and attractive at any time of year, but most of all beautiful autumn drowned in the fog golden city. Something magical, fantastic and fabulous reigns in this city …

Many great geniuses created their masterpieces about the town …
The holiest mountain – Mtatsmindaa, proudly looks at the city. In the city, you will meet with the Orthodox, Catholic, Armenian churches, mosques and synagogues.
Orthodox churches hold a lot of things and parts of the holy of holies: the cross of Saint Nino, the skull of an unbelieving Thomas …
Great huge Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, raised high on the mountain gives an unforgettable impression to anyone. There is an old fortress Narikala. Special antiquity has different churches: Metekhi Sioni Kashveti, Anchiskhati … There are so many places of interest in the city …
The main artery of the city is the Rustaveli Avenue. It is a place where the streets are always crowded with transport. Here always everything is full of life. Many, shops and hotels of famous brands are located here. Particularly interesting to walk through the old streets, old houses … where you will find the old workshops, and bakeries. In the courtyards livers fried skewers, playing backgammon. And somewhere in the corner of the street you find the “Dukan”, which reminds that once great Pirosmani drew pictures for such small restaurants of the city.
In Old Tbilisi is a famed Chardonnay street with rich bars, souvenir shops.

There is the Ethnographic Museum in the city, where you can see the houses of all the regions of Georgia. Everyone who visited here will fully plunge into the national culture of the country.
Everyone loves his capital, but residents of Tbilisi most of all, that’s probably why the town has hospitality at the highest level. Enough for one day and you’ll always fall in love with Tbilisi …