The Best Things to Do in Tbilisi
Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia is famous for its architectural beauty and historical significance. the mixture of ancient and modern architecture, cultural and wonderful sights around the city and the most delicious Georgian traditional cuisine will be the highlight of your tour. Of course, there are so many things to do in Tbilisi, but make sure you follow the list below. So let’s get started.
Sulphur baths in Old Tbilisi
If you are looking for the most memorable experience, the number one place to visit is “heart of Tbilisi” – Old Tbilisi. The history of the sulfur baths is the history of Tbilisi itself. According to the legend, King Vakhtang Gorgasali discovered the hot sulfurous waters while hunting with his falcon and he named this place “Tbilisi” (“tbilisi” means warm in Georgian). it will not cost you an arm and a leg to enjoy in a sulphur bath. Prices are affordable from 50-100 Gel for one hour.
Religious Buildings in Tbilisi
Mosque in the centre of Tbilisi? yes, you are not mistaken.Although, orthodox Christianity is the Georgians main religion, Tbilisi was always very friendly and humane to all religious followers, that is why in Tbilisi, you can easily find a variety of religious places: orthodox churches, mosque, synagogue, Armenian church, catholic church and etcetera. Mosque Jumah is located in Old Tbilisi near Narikala Fortress and the beautiful mosaic facade of the building attracts a lot of visitors.
Tbilisi Turtle Lake
If you want to try something new, have some fresh air or just relax with a cup of coffee, then Turtle lake is a great idea. You will fall in love with the impressive mountain view and air that fills you with harmony. There are a variety of activities: bicycle riding, Zipline, swimming, hiking and you can give it a try.
Mother of Georgia Statue
Mother of Georgia symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies. You will enjoy the beautiful Tbilisi view from the hill. There are small souvenir shops, street musicians in Georgian traditional dress and the best way to get to there is by cable car.
Following a tradition in Georgian architecture of harmonious relationship of temples with the surrounding natural landscape, Metekhi Church was built to look like a growing continuation of the cliff, visible from many city points. It was the earliest settlement in the city. According to traditional beliefs, King Vakhtang I Gorgasali built a church and a fortress here, which also was the king’s residence. This place is not only historical, but majestic city views, amazing pictures and a great environment will also be a remarkable experience for you.
Legvtakhevi and bridge of love
how can I forget couples’ favourite place love lock bridge, where you will fall in love again with your loved one. Legvtakhevi waterfall near the bridge and houses on the rock creates a fascinating view. People believes, that if you put the lock on the bridge, you will get married soon. so, visit bridge of love and wait for the magic.
The Chronicle of Georgia
The Chronicle of Georgia (History Memorial of Georgia) is a monument located near the Tbilisi sea. 16 pillars are between 30–35 meters tall and the top half features kings, queens and heroes while the bottom part depict stories from the life of Christ. The monument sits at the top of a large set of stairs. If you follow the stairs to the viewing platforms on each side you’ll have a panoramic view of the Tbilisi Sea and the suburbs of Tbilisi sea that is an artificial lake and very popular place in the summer.
Do not forget to visit the Bridge of Peace, which was officially opened in 2010. An impressive bridge designed by Italian architect Michele de Lucchi connects the historic old town of Tbilisi and Rike Park. the architecture of the bridge is a construction of steel frames and glass panels. The glass panels together form an awning with an area of 150 square meters, which closes the footpath. Its length is 156 meters. Up to 50,000 light bulbs provide special variable lighting and it is extremely beautiful at night.
Of course there are millions of places and things to do in Tbilisi, but i shared with you few of the most beautiful and important destinations. Tbilisi is amazing city with beautiful views, attractions and l definitely suggest you to visit and explore Tbilisi yourself.
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Author: Tamar Aslanishvili