One Day Tour Tbilisi-Mtskheta
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We organize unique high quality one day tours around Georgia. This post offers you different types of one day tours that will satisfy needs and wishes of every traveler. We offer you various options of short trips, excursions and week-end tours to some of the most stunning parts of Georgia. Georgia – is mystery country, a country of legends, a country with ancient history and unique culture, kind and open people, a country of flowers and songs, country of churches, myths, mountains and blue sky. Georgia in the South Caucasus is probably one of the most exotic and exciting ones if you are looking for a destination that challenge you and amazes you.
Sights of two capitals of Georgia Tbilisi & Mtskheta.Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. Founded in the 5th century by Vakhtang Gorgasali , the monarch of Georgia’s precursor Kingdom of Iberia. Tbilisi is the city where you desire to walk and enjoy its special atmosphere, marveling harmonious combination of pretty old buildings and the modern ones. Each guest of the city would like to visit the most famous attractions. One of the paramount places is the sulfur baths of Tbilisi. Abanotubani is a district of sulfur baths. Abanotubani is the place, where according to legend, King Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to the discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently the founding of a new capital. Sulfur baths have become an integral part of the traditions and culture of Georgia. They are built in the style of oriental architecture (mostly Persian) with a large basement room which looks like a low building with a dome and a small turret. Narikala Fortress-also called the mother fortress of Tbilisi, is an ancient symbol of Tbilisi’s defence. The fortress was established in the 4th century. Statue ‘The Mother of Georgia’– the statue is located outside of Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, and can be seen for miles around. While the statue is named The Mother of Georgia she is also referred to as Kartilis Deda and is located on top of Sololaki Mountain. The view of Metekhi church (XIII c), with the equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali below it, is one of the most widespread images of Tbilisi. Having crossed Metekhi bridge , we will find ourselves on a street named after French traveler Jean Chardin. You will pass by picturesque narrow streets and see the Sioni Cathedral– One of the oldest and certainly one of the most famous temple of Georgia. The erection of the cathedral was completed in the first half of VII century. During its long history the temple was destroyed and rebuilt many times. Anchiskhati Basilica of Saint Mary – the oldest church in Tbilisi, dating back to the early period of Georgian Christianity in the sixth century. Its design differs from the typical later temples. There are magnificent frescoes inside, some dating back almost 400 years. Rustaveli Avenue & Liberty Square – formerly known as Golovin Street, Rustaveli Avenue is an avenue in central Tbilisi named after the medieval Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli. The Avenue starts at Freedom Square and extends for about 1.5 km in length. Rustaveli is often considered as the main thoroughfare of Tbilisi due to a large number of governmental, public, cultural, and business buildings that are located along or near the Avenue. The Parliament of Georgia, Kashveti Church, the Georgian National Museum, the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Rustaveli State Academic Theater, the Rustaveli Museum, and the Georgian Academy of Sciences, among others, are all located on Rustaveli. Rustaveli Avenue is also a historic place where the protests of Georgian against soviet regime took place. In 1989, tens of thousands of Georgians gathered before the House of Government on Rustaveli Avenue. An attack by the Soviet spetsnaz forces killed many protesters in the April 9 tragedy.
Mtskheta is Georgia‘s ancient capital, a little town about 20 km to the north of Tbilisi. It is home to a number of very important Georgian religious sites and functions to this day as a kind of spiritual heart of Georgia. It was in Mtskheta that Georgia adopted Christianity in the 4th century (year 326).
Jvari Church . VIth-century Jvari Church, is actually located not far from Mtskheta on a hill, above the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. The star attraction in Mtskheta is the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, an enormous church originally built in the 4th century and rebuilt in the 11th century. The cathedral’s most incredible claim extends to Jesus Christ, whose robe, brought to Mtskheta from Jerusalem following his crucifixion, is said to be stored here.
Samtavro monastery complex – originally built in the IVth century and rebuilt in the XIth century. The first Christian King, Mirian and his wife Nana are buried in the church. The main building of the complex is the great church of Samtavro. The tiny church of St. Nino dates from the IVth c.
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