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TBILISI

 
Warm city which always welcomes you (Tbili in Georgian means Warm) 


Capital and the largest city of Georgia, was Founded in the V century AD, made into a capital in the VI century. Tbilisi has served, with various intervals, as Georgia's capital for more than a thousand years. Under the Russian rule, the city was the seat of the Tsar's viceroy and has served, from 1801 to 1917, as the Imperial capital of the entire Caucasus, including Georgia's current neighbors.

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METEKHI

 

Metekhi -  is a historic neighborhood of Tbilisi,  located on the elevated cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari river.

The district was one of the earliest inhabited areas on the city’s territory. According to traditional accounts, King Vakhtang I Gorgasali erected here a church and a fort which served also as a king’s residence; hence comes the name Metekhi which dates back to the 12th century and literally means “the area around the palace”.

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TBILISI SULFUR BATHS

 

In the old part of the city you can visit the well-known Tbilisi sulfuric baths or the baths of King Rostom.  Moreover the story of the town, according to which the king Gorgasali saw warm sulfur springs, gave the decree on the construction of the new capital of his state at this place. Even the name of the city is translated as "warm".

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THE NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA   

 


Garden's history spans more than three centuries. ; its predecessor was a royal botanical garden established in the early XVII c in the lower part of r. Tsavkisistskali gorge (frequently referred to as “Leghvtakhevi” – Fig gorge) located south of the historical part of the city. 

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MTATSMINDA


In the center of the city right across the main street of Tbilisi - Rustavi towers the Holy mountain – Mount Mtatsminda or David Mountain named in the honor of St. David Garedzhi who lived as a recluse in a cave on one of its slopes. From the mountain you will see the panorama of entire Tbilisi which seems to fit your palm.

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The Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia 

 

formerly known as the State Museum of History of Georgia, is one of the main history museums in Tbilisi, which displays the country’s principal archaeological findings. The Museum evolved from the Museum of the Caucasian Department of the Russian Imperial Geographic Society, founded on May 10, 1852 and converted into the Caucasian Museum on the initiative of the German explorer Gustav Radde in 1865. 

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