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When you plan your trip to Georgia, have at least 2 days in the capital city of Georgia — Tbilisi, spending a day in the historical center of Tbilisi — old town. The city derives its name from the hot sulfur springs that are very popular in the country.
"Tbili" in Georgian means "warm". Based on the legend, Georgian king Vakhtang I was hunting in the forest near Mtskheta (the first capital of Georgia). He shot a pheasant and sent his falcon to find the hunted prey. While the king and the hunters were searching for the birds, they stumbled upon a hot spring. This is where the King decided to found a city, because of its perfect location.
Usually, tourists make a list for the things they want to do in Tbilisi, so we strongly recommend you put “Spend a whole day in old Tbilisi” point in your list and enjoy the unique atmosphere of old Tbilisi. Make sure to visit Abanotubani district, which is famous for its Sulfur baths. The baths are an amazing place to relax for several hours, especially during the cold weather.
If you take old Tbilisi tour, you will have a great chance to stop in every corner of the city, admire and explore the unique architecture, culture and of course, wine. Tbilisi is a wine town. Local cafes, bars, and restaurants will suggest you Georgian qvevri wine. Taste it, it is wonderful.
You can walk around the old city, where the atmosphere is magical, intercultural. Explore the narrow streets and 19th-century houses with wooden, colorful balconies. Do not miss Puppet theater & Clock Tower. Each hour a window opens at the top of the tower and an angel strikes the bell. Then a screen opens and shows the circle of life: meeting of boy and girl, marriage, childbirth, and funeral.
The old part is very attractive not only during the day but also at night. Many cozy cafes suggest live music. Imagine a glass of Georgian wine, rainy Tbilisi and sounds of jazz.
Take a cable car to Kartlis Deda or Mother of Georgia, where you will be able to see the whole city and the river Kura. Explore ancient fortress Narikala, which is overlooking Tbilisi.
Rent a car via Enterprise and make it easier to see one of the oldest parts of Tbilisi — Avlabari. It is famous for the Metekhi church, Sameba (Trinity) Cathedral, Armenian Theater. Аctually, the old part of Tbilisi is very saturated, because next to each other you will see Georgian Orthodox churches, Armenian Apostolic churches, the mosque and the Great Synagogue.
People in Tbilisi celebrate the day of Tbilisi during Tbilisoba, which is an annual festival celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi. Every year in the last days of October locals and visitors celebrate this happy and interesting holiday.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers you a wide selection of cars from budget to business class, to make your trip unbelievable. Enjoy Tbilisi with Enterprise.
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Unique Atmosphere of Old Tbilisi