Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, Tbilisi

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At the heart of the capital, Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi boasts an eclectic mix of new and ancient buildings in a rainbow of colors, set against the looming bulk of Narikala Fortress. Devastated by an invading army charging north from Persia in 1795, much of the area was painstakingly rebuilt and restored in the mid-19th century while the country was under Russian rule (although many buildings and churches dating from the 5th century still exist here). Notice the carved wooden balconies on large houses that hang over the pavement as you stroll the narrow streets and alleyways in search of an ancient church or two. Other places of interest include the area's popular sulfur baths. Plan your Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tbilisi using our Tbilisi trip planner .
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  • This place is so good if you have to visit do see this place at night don't forget to eat local food  more »
  • It is the Old City that is the place of attraction for which many go to Tbilisi. The old city is what is so lacking residents of many Russian cities, also large but some faceless, devoid of calories and do not represent anything in architectural terms ... and more like the usual outskirts of Tbilisi. The old city is the part of which was born in the distant times the city of Tbilisi, and it happened in 458, when Tsar Vakhtang Gorgasal discovered here a thermal source and ordered to build a city here. The "first stone" of the new city was laid in the abanabun or "the bath quarter." In the Old Town there are such attractions as: Narikala Fortress, Sere bans, the Cathedral of Cioni, the medieval churches of Anchishiti and Metehi, Freedom Square, Mr. Sololaki, the theatre of puppets Rezo Gabriadze, the House of Writers, the kaleidoscope, as well as Other calorie places... Many old privately...
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