Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. It is the heart of the whole Caucasus region known for its breathtaking unique architecture, unrivaled eating and drinking opportunities, active nightlife and the romantic old town located in the center of the modern-day city. Population of the city is approximately 1.5 million people. Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang I of Iberia, and since then has served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics. Great is the historical significance of Tbilisi, permanent capital of the Christian Georgian state from the days of its foundation up to present, “Grand city” of the historical Silk Road in the course of centuries and the center of the whole Caucasus from
the 19th century onwards.
Georgia has very rich and diverse cuisine and Tbilisi is the place to get acquainted with the local food. Some people come here just to enjoy the cuisine; Others come for the unique atmosphere that the city provides. Whether you are looking for sightseeing or knowledge about Georgian culture, tasting exotic cuisine or diving into the centuries-long history, witnessing unique Georgian traditions or just meeting local people, you must start your search from Tbilisi.
The main sights of Tbilisi:
Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi. The highest church in Georgia was built between 1993 and 2004. It is also one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Its beautiful golden dome can be seen from almost every point of the city.
Metekhi church – located up on Metekhi cliff overlooking River Mtkvari. Church was destroyed and reconstructed many times. Metekhi dates back to the 13th century, however, at first there was a smaller church built in 5-6th century.
Beautiful Narikala fortress, constructed for defense purposes in the 4th century. Nowadays, you can reach the fortress by ropeway and enjoy stunning views of Tbilisi.
Abanotubani – the ancient district of Tbilisi, known for its Sulphur baths. From there you can walk through Legvtakhevi canyon and discover the beautiful waterfall located in the center of Old Tbilisi.
Historic Sioni cathedral dates back to VI century – one of the most important monuments of Georgia, that preserves the real cross of St. Nino.
Modern Shardeni street – known for its cozy cafes and wine bars, Freedom Square, and famous Bridge of Peace.