Abanotubani (Tbilisi)



Abanotubani (Tbilisi)

Tbilisi is famous for its sulfur, therapeutic springs , even the legend of the city foundation and its name are closely connected with the sulfur springs.
Tbilisi had been famous for the sulfur bath houses since the ancient time, even at present in the modern city of Tbilisi, in old Seidabadi the bath houses of the 17th and 18th centuries, constructed under the influence of the Islamic architecture proudly prop themselves up. The most of them are located at the start of the botanical garden rising. Due to this fact the very place is called Abnotubani ( bath house district).Each building has its own name either of its owner or due to its outer image e.g. Erekle’s, Bebuta’s, Melik’s , Meitri’s Gogilo’s , the Orbelianis’, Tbileli’s, Mirzoev’s, Khoja’s, cool or motley bath houses, the latter is called after its colorful façade.If you wish to get in the known of the traditions of Tbilisi , you may visit the sulfur bath houses even today and experience the skillfulness of the bath house attendant on you.



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