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Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia, which is a country situated south of Russia, north of Turkey and between the Black and Caspian Seas. The country is dominated by the Caucasus Mountain ranges, which provides stunning, wild and dramatic views throughout.
The capital was founded in the 5th century on the banks of the Mtkvari River and today it’s architecture is medieval, classical, Soviet and modern.
The word Tbilisi allegedly comes from the word ‘warm’, which goes back to a legend involving King Vakhtang. He was hunting in thick forest with his eagle (or falcon), which attacked a pheasant. It fell into a spring, which was so hot, it burned the feathers off the bird. He therefore had the area cleared and made it into a town to made use of all the hot springs and healthy waters they found there.
Due to its strategic location, it has been a sought after territory and inhabited by the Romans, Persians, Ottomans, Mongols, Iranians and Russians, all leaving parts of there culture behind and thus making the country a mixture of influences.
There are many significant buildings and structures in Tbilisi, one of the most popular being the Narikala Fortress, which over looks the city. It is located between the Sulphur Baths and Botanical Gardens and has stunning views of the region. It also contains the restored St Nicholas Church, which was originally built in the 13th century. At night time, this massive and illuminated structure is an amazing back drop and a great way to get there is the aerial tramway, which provides panoramic views of the city.
A more central feature of the Tbilisi sky line is the Holy Trinity Cathedral, or better known as Sameba Orthodox Church, which is dominated by Georgian architecture, with Byzantine undertones.
Over looking the river is the the Metekhi Church and Statue of King Vakhtang Girgasali, which is a short walk from the centre of the city. It was erected as a fort and dates back to the 12th century. Metekhi actually means ‘ the area around the palace’.
Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition is named after Mount Zion in Jerusalem and was initially built in the 6th/7th century and is situated in downtown Tbilisi.
Anchiskhati Basilica of St Mary is the oldest surviving church in Tbilisi build in circa 522- 534. It was originally constructed of yellow ‘tuff’ stone, but has been renovated several times since and still has paintings from the 19th century.Tbilisi is known as the city of ‘religious tolerance’ as it has so many places of worship from different faiths, so close together.
The bow-shaped ‘Bridge Of Peace’ is 150 meters long and stretches over the other the river. It is a modern and stylish peace of engineering and is a fantastic contrast to the rest of the city. It was designed to imitate marine life and has a fantastic built-in LED display in its canopy. It was constructed as a pedestrian bridge to join the famous Old Town of Tbilisi and the new distinct.
Rike Park is the newest public recreation area in Tbilisi and sits under the gaze of the formidable Presidential Palace. It has been designed to copy the actual shape of Georgia and is a mixture of modern architecture and traditional garden areas.
Take a leisurely stroll down Sharden Street, which has numerous Galleries, Shops, Cafes and Bars. It is the main artisan area of the city and is where most tourist gather during the evening, creating a colourful and bustling atmosphere. Not far, is one of the many Thermal Spa’s and even a inner city and unique waterfall.
The Outdoor Museum of Georgian Folklaw, Architecture and Lifestyle in the Vake district, is an interesting place to visit and even explains a connection with the famous Buffalo Bill?
Although art, culture and tradition is important in the city and throughout Georgia, the education system is changing, providing more ‘relevant’ subjects and training opportunities. Icarus, a NNLP Vocational College is an example of this and prepares students for a more modern Georgia with courses in; Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, & Business, as well as the standard subject. The college is inviting connections and partnerships with other educational establishments throughout the world, so contact NDN for more information.
The city is a fantastic place, but some of the really amazing sites are outside the capital itself, so time should be spent exploring this exciting country.
Not far from the city is The Miskheta Church of Holy Cross. It is an outstanding monument of Georgian architecture and is a centre of pilgrimage for Christians of the Caucasus. It was built on the place where during the 4th century St Nino and King Mirian erected a large wooden cross. It was actually built by Prince Kartli (Iberia) Stephanos Patrikios on the turn of the sixth and seven centuries. It is situated on the hill top above the merge of the Rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi and therefore provides views of them, the region and the ‘old town’ of Mtskheta.
Mtskheta is a small but important town, as it was the original capital and one of the most continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as the birthplace of Christianity in Georgia. It now has walkways full of arts and craft, plus areas of residential development which is bringing new life into city.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is located there and is known as the burial place of Christ’s Mantle, which dates back to the legend that one of the ropes that bound Christ to the cross was brought and then buried there! It was built on top of St Nino’s original church and is now surrounded by defensive walls built by King Erekle ll.
The Ananuri Architectural Complex, in Khevi province, is a set of churches and towers dated back to XVI-XVll and it contains some beautiful original icons. It overlooks the blue/green waters of the Jinvali reservoir, where people come to swim and relax, surrounded by stunning mountain views.
The Gergeti Trinity Church is situated above the town of Kazbegi at a height of over 2000 meters above sea level. It was built in the 14th century and due to the immense work involved to complete the task and its elevated location, it is a now a symbol of Georgia. To get there, is a 3 hour trek or a 30 minute jeep ride, but it is worth it for the unbelievable views!
In the winter the scenery changes and everything turns from green to white and that brings in the Skiing Season. Winter sport is growing in this region, especially in the resort of Gudauri which brings in more and more visitors to the hotels, lodges, bars and restaurants in the area.
This country has so many interesting things to see, do and experience, it is impossible to achieve it without expert knowledge, so visitors are advised to do it with an official Tour Company!
Another destination to consider is Kakheti, which is the Wine Region of Georgia. It has far more than just wine though, it is a beautiful territory throughout. There are many venues where people can learn about the history, culture and lifestyle of the country and even get involved in activities too.
Consideration should be given to a visit to the relaxation and health region of Georgia and the main central town of Borjomi. It has Mineral Waters that are good for the digestive system, Spa’s that cure skin complaints and Fresh Air that helps with chest and breathing problems. There is also relaxation treatments available, great scenery, parks, historical buildings and much more.