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Published: October 30th 2015
Hello, everyone! When you go on a vacation, you frequently don’t have much time to visit all the places of interest in the city or country you travel to. In most cases, you have not more than 3-5 days to see everything with your own eyes, although you may plan to visit as much locations as possible. That is why I have decided to describe the most picturesque and notable places of interest in Tbilisi you can manage to visit during three days of your trip. Tbilisi: The Atmosphere That Captivates
What is the most important thing associated with Georgia and Tbilisi in particular? Even if you have never been in this country, you have certainly heard that Georgia is primarily associated with its people and the unique atmosphere you will not find in any other country of the world. The fact is that Georgians are very friendly, welcoming, sincere, kind-hearted and hospitable. There are many characteristics, which can describe these people, but you will understand the uniqueness of this nation only having visited the country yourself.
Even though most people today are “armed” with modern smartphones, tablets, GPS navigators and virtual maps, you can try leaving these
devices in the hotel room and asking people to help you find the right way. Believe me, you will be impressed by the abundance of information you will avail! Friendly Georgians will not only help you with the route, but they will also tell you about their current problems, the political situation in the country, the latest news, the foods and goods that are worth purchasing and many-many other things you don’t even think about! One of the residents I met in the center of the city even advised me a reliable international moving service called Moving Household
just in case I would like to settle in the city. This is really stunning and that is one of the reasons of why I would like to come back to this country once again. Places of Interest
I have spent 3 days in Tbilisi and managed to see many places of interest during such a short period. If you live in the center of Tbilisi, it is better to start your excursion from the Avlabari Underground. From this spot you can walk to the majority of places of interest that are worth visiting. Listed below are those places you have
to see with your own eyes and I have described them exactly in that order they should be seen from the point of view of logistics. This will help save your time and effort.
1. The Monument to the Characters of the “Mimino” Movie
The monument is located near the Avlabari Underground. It was created by the well-known architect, Zurab Tsereteli, to feature the outstanding performance of the popular actors who played their roles in a brilliant way. Those, who have seen the movie, admit that the only look at the monument makes them smile. Visit this place to check, whether this is true or not!
2. Tsminda Sameba Cathedral
The Tsminda Sameba Cathedral (the Holy Trinity Cathedral) was constructed 10 years ago on the St. Elijah Hill. There are rumors, which say that the funding of the construction of the Cathedral was sponsored by the Georgian oligarchs, although the residents of the city also invested their money into the project. Thus, you can see lots of jewellery and precious stones presented by ordinary people. The place is located only 2 minutes walk from the Avlabari Underground.
3. Ejmiatsin Armenian Church
The church was
constructed in the 18th century by the people who moved to Tbilisi from the Ejmiatsin Armenian town. This place is characterized by the unique atmosphere, which does not resemble that observed in Tbilisi. No, it is not worth – it is just different, but very exciting and captivating. It reveals the feeling of Armenia and this is the best thing about the church, which is located about 100 meters from the Avlabari Underground.
4. The European Square and the Rike Park
You can take a walk along the cozy and picturesque Rike Park located at the European Square in Tbilisi. Young people from the whole town meet there every evening to communicate, rest and just have fun together. There is the monument devoted to Mikheil Saakashvili, who sits on the bench. Everyone may take a place next to him to take a nice photo – that is exactly what I did!
5. The Bridge of Peace
The Bridge of Peace was constructed in 2010 by the Italian architect. The design of the bridge was developed by the French specialists according to the initiative of the former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. The bridge is created of
glass and looks very impressive and modern.
6. The National Music and Drama Theatre
To tell the truth, I’m not a theatre fan, but the National Music and Drama Theatre impressed me a lot by its unique shape and original design. The Theatre is made in the form of two huge tubes made of glass, which are visible from any place of the center of Tbilisi. Regardless the fact that the Theatre looks complete, its construction is temporarily “frozen” by this time (2015).
7. Shardeni Street
When you travel across the old Tbilisi, you will, sooner or later, come to the Shardeni Street, which is one of the most popular walking streets in the city. Lots of cozy cafes, restaurants and clubs are located there. The street has a long history, but it was completely renovated at the beginning of the 21st century. Hundreds of tourists and residents of the city walk along the street every day or just spend their free time in the comfortable cafes under the open sky. This is the place, where you will be able to “soak” the unique atmosphere of the city.
8. Sioni Cathedral Church
This is one of the most ancient cathedrals in Tbilisi, which is rightfully called the symbol of the city. The major relic of the country – the St.Nino’s Cross – is stored there. No wonder, Georgians honor this place and consider it a hallowed spot.
These are the most remarkable places I have managed to visit during three days of my trip to Tbilisi. I would also like to see other highlights of the city, such as the President Palace, the Liberty Square, the Aerial Tramway, the famous Mtatsminda Pantheon, the National Botanical Garden, the Open Air Museum, the Dancing Fountains etc., but I was really short of time. Anyway, I sincerely hope to come back to Tbilisi again to enjoy these and other places of interest!
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