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Intriguing Facts About Tbilisi To Know Before Your Trip

Tbilisi is the capital city of Georgia’s. The city has gone through so many refurbishments, invasions, and developed into what it after what it was ages ago. There is so much history to know about this wonderful city. Keep reading to know more about the great facts about Tbilisi to know before your trip.

Facts About Tbilisi
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Facts About Tbilisi To Know Before Your Trip

First settlement records way back to the ancient times

The ancient settlers close to Old Tbilisi was formed partly due to the evolution of trade routes. However, King Vakhtang said to have found it during his a hunting tour and chose to develop a city here. The weather conditions of Tbilisi, with the central source being mild, sulfur waters, is what made up its title. the name Tbilisi in Georgian translates to warm.

As according to the archaeological excursions, Tbilisi’s area was populated in an ancient time period, while in 1-2 centuries AD, it then was a little town settlement.

A fire worship temple exists

When Iran took over Tbilisi, they got along their official religion and accustomed their people to it. This is also known as worshipping fire. The people even made a special temple for this sake called Ateshga. There still is the remains of the temple located at Gomi street in Old Town. The name Ateshga was derived out of two Persian words which translate to “fire” and “place.”

Tbilisi houses the oldest church built

Anchiskhati church is the oldest existing church in Tbilisi. It was created by King Vakhtan Gorgasali’s child back in the 6th century, it was first created for the Virgin Mary. But in the 17th century, a symbol of Christ was moved from Anchis Cathedral in Klarjeti here. Therefore, they modified its name to translate exactly as Anchiskhati, or Icon of Anchi. This is one of the fun facts about Tbilisi.

A portion of old Tbilisi was named Seydabad for some span of time

Formerly, Tbilisi spread over the territory of Abanotubani up until the statue of 300 Aragveli located on Gorgasali avenue. Back in the 17th century, the successor of Shah Abbas I migrated a Muslim tribe of Seids, who had to move here. Hence, the places were named as Seydabadi. This is a one of the rare facts about Tbilisi.

Tbilisi gradually transformed into a European city

Facts About Tbilisi
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Ever since 1801, Kartl-Kakheti came into being as part of the Russian Empire. The fresh leaders instantly began to act on the improvement of Tbilisi into a more advanced city. The design and architecture of this area resembled and relates to the style of the late classic times in Europe and Russia. Georgian details were combined to European and Russian style to bring out what the current style. The style incorporates wooden balconies, stained-glass designs, circular steps, and wonderfully composed hallways. This is how Tbilisi came into being as a European city and is one of the more interesting facts about Tbilisi.

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