Rating: 9,2/10 (4115 votes)
For Tbilisi, tourism has always been one of the fundamental profiles. The city with a long history has preserved many monuments of different eras, the appearance of Tbilisi was shaped by outstanding architects and artists of Georgia, the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.
In addition, event tourism is also typical for the city. Numerous festivals of music, theater and national Georgian culture attract thousands of guests from all over the world.
Since 2007, 16 historical and architectural sights of Tbilisi have been included in the preliminary list of candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Almost all excursions in Tbilisi begin in Dzveli Kalaki, or the Old City. Old Tbilisi will be interesting for tourists, first of all, for its architecture. It is here that the Sioni Cathedral or the famous Narikala Fortress is located.
The very decoration of the old quarters differs sharply from the modern Tbilisi – the buildings here are harmonious to each other in appearance, and all the roads are paved with bricks.
Separately, it is worth mentioning the Abanotubani – the area of sulfur baths. They began to be built back in the 16th century with the money of local merchants who decided to open profitable places here right on the thermal springs. Until the 20th century, it was an elite quarter and a meeting place for the Georgian nobility. Now the baths have become a must-see stop for excursions in Tbilisi.
The Vorontsov Palace Tbilisi reminds of the former protectorate of the Russian tsar. It stands, by the way, on the central Rustaveli Avenue, and is the oldest building on the street. Since 1868, it has been the residence of the Caucasian governor, Count Vorontsov, in the Soviet years – government halls. Now it is the Youth Palace, which regularly hosts excursions.
Of other interesting buildings on Rustaveli, except for the Parliament building, which can only be admired from the street , Museum of Georgia named after Simona Janashia, aka – State Museum. Its collections contain several hundred thousand exhibits reflecting the thousand-year history of the Georgian land.
The brightest building of the avenue is the Academy of Sciences, which appeared in 1941.
Another cultural institution in Tbilisi, which our compatriots must visit – this Russian Drama Theater named after A.S. Griboyedov. It was founded back in the 19th century, but reached its peak in the Soviet years. Now the theater troupe regularly receives prestigious awards all over the world and holds major home festivals.
A visit to the Academic Theater named after Shota Rustaveli will help tourists to immerse themselves in Georgian culture. The theater has an extensive museum, where tours in Russian are regularly held.
Academic theater. Shota Rustaveli
And here is the Georgian Opera and Ballet Theater. Paliashvili will fully present the classical musical art, which, thanks to the first theater building in Tbilisi, became known in 1851. The current opera – this is a reconstruction from 1896. Large-scale performances by the best directors and composers of Georgia are regularly staged in the theater hall.
The building of Tiflis Passage has long been one of the largest buildings not only in Tbilisi, but throughout Georgia. The apartment building, erected in 1912, became the hallmark of the city, it could often be seen in the paintings of local artists, and later - and ndash; on postcards and photographs.
Museum of Fine Arts. Shalva Amiranashvili is interesting not only for its richest collections of paintings, medieval icons and chased items, but also for its history. Until 1950, there was one of the buildings of the seminary where Joseph Stalin studied.
In Tbilisi's Vake Park, which itself is – attraction, there is a unique Ethnographic Museum, which will present to visitors the authentic finds of archaeologists from all over Georgia.
Of the modern buildings of Tbilisi, it is worth paying attention to the Bridge of Peace, built here in 2010. It is a pedestrian structure designed by Italian and French architects. Its main task is – connect the Old and New parts of Tbilisi, which he not only copes with, but also decorates the city with his unusual design.
We also recommend reading Rest and entertainment in Tsandripsha
Topic: Rest and entertainment in Tbilisi.