Tbilisi (Tiflis) is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River. Because of its location on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, and its proximity to the lucrative Silk Road, throughout history, Tbilisi was a point of contention between various global powers. The city’s location to this day ensures its position as an important transit route for various energy and trade projects. Tbilisi’s diverse history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modern structures.
Its eternal charms of amazing architecture, an ever-lively arts and cultural scene, and the welcoming Georgian lifestyle have been added a whole new 21st-century dimension of cafes and restaurants, funky bars and clubs, spruced-up museums, galleries, parks, plazas and whole streets.
Modern and ancient, Tbilisi remains the beating heart of the South Caucasus and should not be missed by any visitor.