With its dramatic valley setting, picturesque Old Town, eclectic architecture and superb eating and drinking opportunities, Tbilisi is the vibrant, beating heart of Georgia and home to more than one in three of its citizens. Add to that the pull of the city’s hipster culture, its techno scene and general air of cool, and Tbilisi is confidently sealing its reputation as the South Caucasus’ most cosmopolitan city.
Because of its location on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, and its proximity to the lucrative Silk Road, throughout Tbilisi was a point of contention among various global powers. The city’s location to this day ensures its position as an important transit route for energy and trade projects. Tbilisi’s is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, neoclassical, Beaux-Arts, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modern structures.
Places to visit in Tblissi
- Tblissi Circus
- National Parliamentary Building of Georgia
The the Tbilisi circus began when the city was part of the Russians Its original big top building was circus was moved to a former factory, before settling down, in its present Neoclassical-era building design. The building sit on a hill on the right bank of the Kura river, near what had been the end of the Georgian Road at the entrance of the city in the imperial era. The hill had also been known for a cast-iron cross, named after the neighborhood, erected to commemorate the survival of the emperorin a road during his visit to the Caucasus. The cross was demolished and the area around it was organized into Heroes’ Square under the rule of Lavrenti Beria. With its 2,000-seat capacity, the Tbilisi Circus was ranked among the largest circuses in the Soviet Union, alongside those of Moscow, Kiev, and Baku.
A civil and economic in post-Soviet Georgia terminated the circus’s heyday. The building rebuilt became famous for “after-hours” . the Georgian tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili bought the circus and began an extensive reconstruction, but his involvement in the politics and shortly thereafter stalled the renovations. the owner was able to reopen the circus only in again. Since then, the circus has been playing to sell out crowds, bringing together troupes and performers from various parts of the world.
National Parliamentary Building of Georgia
The National Parliamentary building of Georgia is called “Tiflis Public Library” was founded on the base of the Office of the Governor General of Tbilisi. By this, the desire of the Georgian society to have a library available for all levels of society was fulfilled. the Public Library received the funds of “Private Associated Library” established on the initiative of the prominent public figure Dimitri Kipiani.
the fund of the Public Library had consisted of 13.260 volumes in 19 languages. As the funds grew, the building of the Office could not meet the requirements any more, the new building was built the Library was granted the right to receive two free copies of all publications printed in Caucasus. Tiflis Public Library and the Caucasus Museum were united, Tiflis Public Library was transformed into the Scientific Library of the Caucasus Museum and was completely united with the latter.
the library was closed due to constructing a new building for the Caucasus Museum. The funds of the library were packed in the boxes and kept in the basement for ten years. The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia building #1 was built as the the statue at the entrance