The capital of Georgia – town Tbilisi is one of the most ancient cities of the world. It is 1500 years old. Until 1936 the city was called Tiflis in Russian transcription. It was called so due to warm sulfuric wells (translated from Georgian «tbili» means "warm").
The city is filled by unique national flavor. Almost all buildings in historical city centre and at the bottom of mountain Mtatsminda represent historical or cultural monuments. Georgian Orthodox church, the Armenian Apostolic church, the Synagogue and the Muslim mosque are located in the very centre of old Tbilisi.
By the quantity of cultural monuments and constructions, Tbilisi is among the richest cities of the world. Here is the list of some sights in Tbilisi:
- "Sameba" Cathedral ( 21 century) that is the biggest Cathedral in the world
- Metehi" Cathedral " ( 13 century) with the monument of the founder of Tbilisi - Vakhtang Gorgasalu
- "Narikala" Fortress with a beautiful temple in its yard. Memorable photos could be taken from the top of towers.
- The modern bridge, named "WORLD BRIDGE" by the country president, which is the second in the world by the complexity of its architecture.
- "Sioni" Temple, located on the left coast of the bridge and well-known by its wonder-making icons. Sion Cathedral – is the current residence of the Catholicos of Georgia.
- Mountain "Mtatsminda" with famous wonderful garden "Funiculer" (mountain lift), from which one can clearly view all Tbilisi.
- Тhe Pantheon where many famous writers, actors, scientists, and national heroes of Georgia are buried.
- Well known sulfuric baths in the place called "Abanotubani"
- Paliashvili Opera building (1851)