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10 things everyone should know about Georgia - Part Two

26 October 2017 at 20:00 CEST
The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is just one month away! Lizi Pop, who represented Georgia in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and will co-host the 2017 contest, takes us on a journey through Georgia. In part one of Lizi's video blog we learned about Georgia's geography and nature and today it's all about the capital, Tbilisi!

Georgia's capital city was founded more than 1,500 years ago in the fifth century during the reign of a mighty Georgian monarch, Vakhtang Gorgasali.

Tbilisi is a major economic, transportation and cultural centre – hub of the Southern Caucasus. In the Old Town visitors will find a Mediterranean atmosphere and a harmonious architectural melange which reflects the wide variety of nationalities that have made their homes in Tbilisi over the years. The Old Town still has its Jewish, Azeri and Armenian quarters; the mosque, synagogue, Armenian and Georgian orthodox churches are all within walking distance of each other.

The capital is both relaxed and welcoming with wooden houses, churches, cafes and baths. It has retained this character since the first traders and camel trains took refuge in Tbilisi on their long journeys along the Silk Road from Asia to Europe. 

Tbilisi has numerous sulphur hot springs that come directly from the ground in Abanotubani, where the famous sulphur baths are located. Whilst in Tbilisi you can take a dip yourself!

Check out Lizi Pop's second vlog below!