Tbilisi is one of the oldest cities in the world. It existed as the capital of Iberia as it is mentioned in the old Georgian and foreign literature. Modern structures, old temples, the river Kura across the city, paved downhills and fashionable streets-it all together in the city of the sun and roses.
Not only for Georgia but for the whole of the Caucasus geographical center, Tbilisi is an infrastructure of the ancient historical heritages and modernity. Old stations, old houses with yards, ancient temples go unnoticebly or noticeably to modern design buildings, colored facades, the dancer and singer fountains and fashionably recognized streets.
Tbilisi Culture and Traditions
Tbilisi is a cultural and economic center. There are a lot of theaters and museums. There is also renewed Opera House. Tbilisi is famous for its night life, which is very interesting and original. Tbilisi night life is chaotic, fun and care-free. Tbilisi is proud of its history and traditions. This is particularly felt in the old districts of Tbilisi, where there is always a good spirit. Medieval travelers noted that with its external view and internal reality Tbilisi is individual, because in Oriental suberbs European is mixed while in the European parts Oriental is added. Tbilisi is a multicultural city, a key section of the Silk Road has always attracted travelers, traders and conquerors, which led to the architecture and culture is really impressive and unique. “There are not so many foreigners anywhere in the world as you meet here. Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Persians, Indians, Tatars, Moskovits and Europeans,” wrote Jean Chardin.
in Tbilisi there is climate going from mild to moderately humid subtropical steppe climate. There are moderately cold winters and hot summers, the average annual temperature is 12,7 ° C, January 0,9 ° C, July 24,4 ° C; The absolute minimum temperature – 23 ° C, the absolute maximum is 40 ° C. 560 mm precipitation per year. May is rich with rainfall (90 mm), the driest – June (20 mm). Snow may come to an average for 15-25 days a year. There are the north and north-west winds as well as the south-east wind.
Food in Tbilisi
Tbilisi collected the cooking traditions from all regions. Here you can taste the Svans’ kubdari, khachapuri, and Mengrelian satsivi Mokhevian khinkali. There are also numerous wine shops and wine halls in Tbilisi, where you can taste and buy the best Georgian wines. Get acquainted with Georgian cheese shops and also taste the unique Georgian cheese.