About Sights – The Baratashvili Bridge in Tbilisi

Bronze figures on the Baratashvili Bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi. Photo by Georgia About.

The Baratashvili Bridge (Georgian: ბარათაშვილის ხიდი) over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi is decorated with bronze figures and is often referred to as the Bridge of Love, in reference to its name, honoring the Georgian romanticism poet Nikoloz Baratashvili. The 150 meter bridge was opened in 1966 and replaced the Mukhrani Bridge. The bronze figures … Continue reading

About Literature – Nikoloz Baratashvili

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Nikoloz Baratashvili (Georgian: ნიკოლოზ ბარათაშვილი) was a Georgian poet, affectionately known as Tato (ტატო). Born in Tiflis (Tbilisi) in 1817, Baratashvili died of malaria in Ganja, in Azerbaijan, at the age of 26. Unpublished at the time of his death, his poetry did not receive its deserved recognition until later in the 19th century when … Continue reading