Tour of Tbilisi for two days for four persons - 2 Days

The capital and largest city of Georgia. It occupies 726 km2 on both banks of the river. Mtkvari (Kura) and has a population of 1,480,000 people. Built in 5th c. AD Vakhtang Gorgasali (Tsar of Kartli) and converted into the capital in 6th century AD, Tbilisi is the most important industrial, social and cultural center.

The church of Anchiskhati is the name of the church of St. Mary, built under the successor of Vakhtang Gorgasali – Dachi Ujarmi in 6th c. Basilica building overlooks the modern street Shavteli, in the old part of Tbilisi. The current name of the church was in the 17th century, in honor of the icon transferred from the Anchy Cathedral (Anchi is located in Klarjeti, the southern province of Georgia at that time).

Sioni Cathedral – Tbilisi Zion (Tbilisi Cathedral) (5-12 century)

The throne of the Tbilisi Cathedral was consecrated in honor of the Dormition of the Mother of God. Many historical events are connected with it, and also one of the main shrines of Georgia is kept in it – the cross of St. Nino.

Old Tbilisi and Sulfur Baths The foundation of Tbilisi and the origin of the word itself are associated with these warm sources. According to legend, King Vakhtang Gorgasali stumbled upon a warm spring while hunting. The name “Tbilisi” comes from the word “Tbilis”, which means “warm.”

Castle Narikala. Founded in the 4th century. In different centuries, besides the Georgian garrisons, there were garrisons of Iranian, Ottoman, Byzantine, Arab, Mongolian conquerors. In Narikale at one time was located the Royal Palace. Here is the Church of St. Nicholas, which was built within the castle in the 13th century, but after a series of invasions of enemies, it was destroyed. The church was restored in the second half of the 20th century.

Metekhi Church in Tbilisi (1278-1289). The church is located on a hill near the Mtkvari River and gives Tbilisi a picturesque view. The first Georgian martyr, Queen Ranskaya Shushanik (5th century), was buried in the deaconary of the temple. The church was built in the 12th century. In 1235 it was burned by the Mongols, but in 1278-1289 the Georgian king Dimitri restored the temple. During the 15th century, it was again destroyed, this time by the Persians. In the 16-17 centuries. Georgian kings rebuilt Metekhi, and by now it has brick walls.

Sameba – Holy Trinity Cathedral, “Millennium Building”. Sameba – the largest Orthodox Council in the Caucasus. The cathedral represents a synthesis of inter-domed and central-domed churches. Height – 100 meters.

Mtatsminda – Church of Sts. David in Tbilisi (19th century) Temple of sv. David, towering over the old part of Tbilisi, was built in the 19th century. Next to the church is a pantheon of eminent writers and statesmen.

The funicular was built at the end of 1905 by a Belgian company to order from the Tbilisi authorities.

The State National Museum of Georgia named after S. Dzhanashiya – One of the largest repositories of objects of Caucasian culture. The museum has completely unique exhibits. In the 90s of the 20th century, archaeologists in the vicinity of Dmanisi discovered the oldest (outside of Africa) site of the ancestors of primitive man and the first Europeans. The age of the remains found is determined to be 1 million 800 thousand years. Reconstruction has been done on the two skulls with the newest methods, and visitors to the museum can see our oldest ancestors, whom the scientists named Mzia and Zezva

The Ethnographic Museum is a museum where houses and towers of all the edges of Georgia are represented.

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