About Sights – The Illuminated Fountains in Rustavi

The colorful, illuminated fountain in Rustavi City Hall Square in the city of Rustavi (Georgian: რუსთავი) in Kvemo Kartli region is one example of the transformation that has occurred in Georgia’s third largest city.

The Illuminated Fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

Founded in the 5th–4th centuries B.C. Rustavi is one of the ancient towns of Georgia.

The Illuminated Fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

Completely destroyed by a Mongol army in the 13th century, it did not revive until Soviet times when it was rebuilt as a major industrial center producing iron, steel and chemicals.

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 was disastrous for Rustavi, as it caused the collapse of the integrated Soviet economy that had sustained the city. Most of its industrial plants were shut down and its population diminished as people left to find work in other areas of Georgia.

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

In recent years, national and foreign investment has modernized and revitalized the city’s infrastructure and amenities.

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

How to get there? Rustavi is situated 25 km (15 miles) southeast of the capital Tbilisi.

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

The illuminated fountains in Rustavi

Photos courtesy of Rustavi City Hall.

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