The name of the capital city was first mentioned in the IV century. “Tbilisi” is translated from Georgian as “warm spring”, since the city was founded on the site of the warm sulfur springs. In the south-eastern part of the city is the heart of the capital – the old town with narrow streets, preserved the features of the medieval building. In the center of the city are the remains of the fortress Narikala, so here you can see the stone church Anchiskhati, Metekhi Church, Sioni Cathedral and Sameba. Modern Tbilisi districts have a more European look, beautiful high-rise buildings, avenues, recreation parks, boulevards, squares. a large number of landmarks in Tbilisi – mainly XVII – XIX centuries. The main tourist areas are the central districts Abanotubani, Avlabari, Old Town and the Rustaveli Avenue.
In the field of architecture particularly noteworthy Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Narikala fortress on the banks of the river Mtkvari, and Metekhi Church. In the VI century it was built the oldest Cathedral in Tbilisi – Anchiskhati, and in the XVI century – Church Dzhvarismama. Another cathedral – Zemo Betlemi (Christmas) – built in the XVIII century, as well as several other buildings in the historic center.
You can spend many unforgettable hours of walking along the charming streets of the old town and discovering its most hidden corners, visit the grand open-air museum or admire the wonderful panorama of the city, climb the wall of an ancient fortress Narikala.Tbilisi able to adjust to the poetic mood, here and Russian writers, poets sang of Tbilisi (Tiflis) in his works: Lermontov “Mtsyri”, “Makar Chudra” Bitter, “Childhood” Tolstoy, “Woe from Wit” Griboyedov and many other immortal masterpieces of Russian literature were written in Tbilisi.