Tbilisi Day Tour
During the tour you will visit the main attractions in the Old Town and in its modern part. There is a legend that Tbilisi owes its foundation to hot sulfur springs, where pheasant and falcon of king Vakhtang Gorgasali (V century) cooked during the hunt, after which he ordered to transfer the capital to the new city from Mtskheta. Presumably in the very place where the king hunted, the Narikala fortress was erected - the oldest fortification of the city on a hill, from where a beautiful view of the city opens. Translated from the Georgian word "tbili" means "warm." You will see this lively place from legends - the quarter of the famous sulfur baths. Water enters the baths directly from the ground, it is very useful for the skin and for the body as a whole.
The center of the Old Town is Meidan Square, a walk to the shopping and artisan quarter. In ancient times, it housed trade and industrial ranks, long-distance caravan parks, entire streets of workshops, hotel yards and famous duhans. Now it is a modern pedestrian street Shardeni with many cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops and shops. You visit the Zion Cathedral, which until 2006 was the main temple of the country. Important relics are kept here, including the cross of St. Nino. The first temple on this site was built around the 6th century, and the modern cathedral is a creation of different eras. The Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi is the largest temple in Georgia. The cathedral is located on the hill of Elia, from this point the whole city is visible. The construction of the temple began in 1995 and was completed in 2004.
One of the most famous places in Tbilisi is the Pantheon around the St. David Garedzhi temple on Mount Mtatsminda. In the 5th century, there was a cave here in which St. David Gareji, who was revered in Georgia, lived. For a long time the mountain was a holy place, and in the XIX century a temple was built here. The first on the Holy Mountain in 1829, the Russian writer and diplomat Alexander Griboedov was buried, and in 1929 this place was officially declared the Pantheon of the great citizens of Georgia. From the temple you can climb up to the observation deck on the top of the mountain, overlooking the snow-capped peaks of the Greater Caucasus.
You will also visit the Peace Bridge - a pedestrian bridge over the Kura River, built in 2010 as a symbol uniting the old and new Georgia. The bridge looks spectacular in the evening in its unique diamond backlight. Further your way lies in the Rica Park with dancing fountains and light shows.
The next attraction is the architectural structure - the leaning clock tower, built by the director of the puppet theater Rezo Gabriadze near the theater. The tower has gained great popularity among tourists.
Be sure to tour Shota Rustaveli Avenue - this is an old street where every building breathes history. If you still have the strength, visit the open-air ethnographic museum near Turtle Lake (optional). This unique museum presents samples of traditional Georgian dwellings from the Bronze Age to the present day, as well as household items, clothing, furniture, jewelry, embroidery and a collection of weapons.
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