Updated: May 10, 2019
Georgia, a country that’s rich in the bounties of nature, scrumptious food, tasteful wines, sophisticate museums and architecture and some of the most exciting, top-notch restaurants of the world. Tbilisi, the capital of this Eastern European country and is the largest city in Georgia. There are more than a few reasons to love the cobblestoned old town of Tbilisi here are a few reasons why it makes for one of the best travel destinations.
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia and is one of the oldest cities in the world, which first became inhabited in the 4th millennium BC. The cobblestoned city has experienced many different rules and regimes with long periods under the Persians and Russians. Tbilisi is rich in sophisticated architecture that includes Eastern Orthodox churches, Soviet modernist structures and buildings. The city hosts a small population of roughly over 1 million people and is considered one of the most interesting travel destinations in the world.
Reasons To Discover Tbilisi
Since the city has a long history with some of the oldest civilizations in the world, the culture, cafes and tourist spots are those reflective of its deep rooted history.
While walking the streets of Tbilisi you will come across small shops selling local items, old churches and apartments with balconies, truly reflective of the old architecture.
Along the streets you will also come across the cafes which offer condiments and traditional Georgian food whose roots lie in the Ottoman Empire that once ruled here. One of the main attractions that will have tourists hooked on to is the Turkish coffee, sipped alongside the traditional dish called khachapuri, a salty pizza like snack that’s filled with cheese.
Tbilisi is well known for its sulfur baths which pop up from place to place in the Old Town. These originally came about in the beginning of the 7th or 8th century when the people discovered that the hot springs lay under the surface of the old town.
While the numbers of these baths have decreased over time, there are still 5 that are operational today where you can hire a private room for a day and order a scrub and massage.
The Art Nouveau
Lying on the west of the city’s old town is the Sololaki District built as an art nouveau by the Georgian and European architects in the late 19th century. The architecture in this district represents the decorative style that the art nouveau adopts. The spaces are intricately decorated with sculptures and stylized motifs inspired by designs inspired from nature.
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