Tbilisi, the fascinating capital of Georgia
Tbilisi - the capital of Georgia
Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, was established in 458 by King Vakhtang Gorgasali when the Georgian kingdom capital was moved from Mtskheta there.
The warm and hospitable city of Tbilisi is located in the heart of the Caucasus. The city never fails to impress visitors with its extraordinary and distinctive charm. Expect to be welcomed by warm, cheerful citizens who are ready to meet with international students with a friendly handshake.
With more than 1.5 million residents, Tbilisi is Georgia's largest city, as evidenced by its intense construction efforts: rapidly developing residential complexes, shopping malls, and entertainment centers have burst onto the scene and are now intertwined with the city's old, enduring architecture.
Tbilisi is known for its lively atmosphere and for its ethnic architecture. It also has a plethora of churches, restaurants and hot springs (for which the city is named). Simply put, Alexandre Dumas wrote that Tbilisi has a “strange, fascinating charm” and is the “city of legend and romance.”
Georgia's state language is Georgian which is considered one of the world's oldest languages. In Tbilisi streets, the Georgian language is widely spoken. It is a struggle to pronounce this language (thanks to those consonant-heavy words), but many young people can communicate in English very well.
If you want to feel like a local and endear to the people of Georgia, we advise you to learn a few useful Georgian words and phrases like:
- Gamarjoba – Hello
- Nakhvamdis – Good bye
- Rogor khar? – How are you?
- Madloba – Thank you