About Celebrations – New Year Illuminations in Tbilisi

The beautiful New Year illuminations in Tbilisi’s central streets. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Sights – The Mushtaid Garden in Tbilisi

Mushtaid Garden in Tbilisi was established in the 1830’s by Mir-Fatah-Agha, a religious leader (a mujtahid – hence the name Mushtaid). Accused of spying during the Russian-Iranian war he was exiled from Iran in 1828 and granted asylum and 5 hectares of land in Tiflis (the name of Tbilisi during the Russian Empire). After his … Continue reading

About Sights – The Baratashvili Bridge in Tbilisi

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 Sights – Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral

The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition (Georgian: სიონის ღვთისმშობლის მიძინების ტაძარი) in Tbilisi was originally built in the 6th and 7th centuries but was subsequently destroyed by foreign invaders and reconstructed several times. The current church is based on a 13th-century version. Named after Mount Zion at Jerusalem, it is commonly known as the “Tbilisi … Continue reading

About Art – Giorgi Kukhalashvili

A graduate of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgian artist Giorgi (Gogya) Kukhalashvili lives in Tbilisi. In 2010 he founded the Young Artists’ Union “Language of Art”. Gogya’s works have been exhibited in Georgia, Netherlands, Russia, France, Belgium, and the USA. “Pink Snow” – oil on canvas by Giorgi (Gogya) Kukhalashvili “Mtatsminda in Mist” … Continue reading

About Sights – Tbilisi’s Traditional Architecture

Tbilisi’s traditional houses, with their wooden and wrought iron balconies, are undeniably beautiful and one of the city’s best known historical features. Many of the houses date from the 19th century as much of the city was destroyed by the devastating Persian invasion of 1795. Closer inspection often reveals weathered beams, peeling paint and potentially … Continue reading

About Celebrations – Alilo Procession in Tbilisi 2016

Georgia marks Christmas according to the Julian Calendar and Christmas Day is celebrated on 7 January. On Christmas Day, Orthodox Christians throughout Georgia take part in a religious procession, called “Alilo”, as part of their Christmas celebrations. The procession begins in Rose Revolution Square and ends at the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi (Georgian: თბილისის წმინდა … Continue reading

About Sights – Christmas Lights in Tbilisi

The beautiful Christmas illuminations in Tbilisi’s central streets. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Sights – Tbilisi’s illuminated balconies

Many of Tbilisi’s traditional buildings are beautifully illuminated at night. Photos courtesy of ‘სინათლის ქალაქი’. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Sights – Oliver and Marjory Wardrop Statue in Tbilisi

A statue of Oliver Wardrop and his sister, Marjory Wardrop can be found at the park behind the Parliament building in Tbilisi. Sir John Oliver Wardrop KBE CMG was a British diplomat, traveler and translator, known best for his role as Great Britain’s first Chief Commissioner of Transcaucasus in Georgia (1919–21), and also as the founder and … Continue reading

About Events – Tbilisoba 2015 Procession

A colorful nature themed costumed procession took place in Tbilisi as part of the “Tbilisoba” 2015 celebration. Photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Events – Tbilisoba 2015

“Tbilisoba” (Georgian: თბილისობა) is an annual festival, celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi. First held in 1979, the festival entertains Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists with a variety of events and displays. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and … Continue reading

About Events – Caucasian Cheese 2015 Festival

The “Caucasian Cheese 2015” festival was held this weekend in Tbilisi’s Rike Park. The festival was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Georgian Guild of Cheese Producers and aimed to promote and Georgian cheese making traditions. Over 60 types of cheese were displayed at the festival, including cheese made by producers from neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan. … Continue reading

About Events – Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi

Ilia State University organized a Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi. The annual event, which is co-organized by City Hall, was an opportunity for students from schools and universities to show off their inventions and present the various fields of science in a fun and attractive way. The first Scientific Picnic was held on the 29th … Continue reading

About Events – Krtsanisoba

The day of 300 heroes – “krtsanisoba” is celebrated annually in Tbilisi on September 24. The Three Hundred Aragvians (Georgian: სამასი არაგველი) from the Aragvi valley fought a last stand at the battle of Krtsanisi, defending Tbilisi against the invading Qajar army in 1795. A monument to the 300 Aragvians, created by A. Bakradze, was … Continue reading

About Events – Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant visits Georgia

Sixteen semi-finalists of the Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant 2015 travelled to Tbilisi in September for a photo shoot at Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace. The young Chinese women wore Georgian national costumes and learned traditional Georgian dancing. The trip was organised by the Georgian National Tourism Administration together with the Hualing Group Georgia investment group. The visit was … Continue reading