About Events – Kindergarten “Autumn Festival” in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Children from Tbilisi’s kindergartens recently celebrated their annual “Autumn Festival” event. The event reflects the culture and traditions of the different regions of Georgia. The children dressed in traditional costume and participated in craft making, poem recitals, singing and games. The children celebrated Rtveli (Georgian: რთველი), the traditional vintage (the process of picking grapes and making … Continue reading

About Sights – Khudadov Forest in Tbilisi

Tree blossom in Khudadov Forest

Khudadov forest is located in Nadzaladevi District of Tbilisi and was created in 1893 on the initiative of Dr. Niko Khudadov, an ethnic Armenian and a member of Tbilisi Municipal Administration. The 40 hectare forest was officially opened in 1896 and was intended to be a recreational area for Tbilisi workers. The forest is populated with pine … Continue reading

About Travel – Tbilisi Airport (TBS)

Fly Georgia Cabin Crew at Tbilisi International Airport

Tbilisi Airport (Georgian: თბილისის აეროპორტი) is the main international airport in Georgia, located 17 km (11 mi) southeast of the capital Tbilisi. The airport is operated by the Turkish airport operator TAV Airport Holdings and hosts over 20 airlines. It is also a hub for national airline Georgian Airways. From Tbilisi, destinations across Europe, the CIS and … Continue reading

About Sights – Tbilisi Funicular Railway

Tbilisi Funicular Railway - Tbilisi Loves You

The Tiflis Funicular railway was constructed to develop the uninhabited Mtatsminda plateau that overlooks the city and was opened on 27 March 1905. The railway carriage accommodated up to 50 people and the journey time was 6 minutes. Vaso Kvavilashvili, the first locomotive-driver of the Funicular recalls: “At first people feared that the rope might … Continue reading

About Tbilisi – A Smart City

The application provides contact information, map location and routes.

In his blog, “Smart Cities for Dummies,” published last November, Dan Hoornweg contends: “At its core a smart city is a welcoming, inclusive city, an open city. By being forthright with citizens, with clear accountability, integrity, and fair and honest measures of progress, cities get smarter.” Tbilisi is fast becoming known as a smart city … Continue reading

About Development – Congratulations Georgia!

Comments on Public Service Halls

Two Georgian initiatives were awarded prestigious United Nations Public Service Awards at a ceremony held in New York in June 2012. The Ministry of Justice was given an award in the category of “Improving the Delivery of Public Services” for its public service halls, and the Civil Service Bureau won an award in the category “Preventing … Continue reading

About Development – Tbilisi Sea

Tbilisi Sea

Tbilisi is about 278 km (173 miles) from the sea but Tbilisians don’t have to travel that far to sunbathe on a beach – they go to Tbilisi Sea. Located to the north-east of the city, Tbilisi Sea (Georgian: თბილისის ზღვა) is a large artificial lake just 20 minutes drive from the city center. It is a … Continue reading

About Development – Georgia Loves the Internet!

Tbilisi will be the first capital city in the world to provide free WiFi access.

Earlier this year, the Mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, announced a municipal wireless network plan that will cover the entire capital city with free WiFi access before the end of 2012. Called “Tbilisi Loves You” the free WiFi network is already available in some of the central areas of the city. Tbilisi will be the first capital city … Continue reading

About Sights – Narikala Fortress

View of Tbilisi from Narikala Fortress

Narikala (Georgian: ნარიყალა) is an ancient fortress on a steep hill overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Mtkvari River. The fortress was established in the 4th century and considerably expanded over subsequent centuries. Much of what remains today dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished. … Continue reading

About Sights – The Bridge of Peace

Tbilisi Bridge of Peace in Late Afternoon

The Bridge of Peace (Georgian: მშვიდობის ხიდი) is a bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The 150 metre (490 ft) bridge was designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi and was officially opened on May 6, 2010. The wavy steel and glass canopy is fitted with thousands of LED lights that are switched on 90 … Continue reading

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