Batumi as any city located in a subtropical climate, has a special exotic. It is located on the coast of the Black sea (Pontus Euxine, or the Sea of Hospitality, as it was called by Greek Argonauts 2500 years ago). Palm trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, lemon and orange trees, thuja and box trees spread their sweet fragrance and grow in this thriving border town. Batumi is an industrial city and old trading port. Here is a great number of various activities among which the greatest pride for the locals is the Dolphinarium. The nearby Botanical gardens. Batumi is a great place for arrival, if your route goes through Turkey, but remember that the guards can be intractable. The road by plane from Batumi to Tbilisi will take about an hour.
Attractions In Batumi
The Botanical garden is a Unique Botanical garden located 9 km North of Batumi. This place is called Green Cape. Examining almost the entire flora of the world botanist and geographer Andrei Krasnov concluded that the Black sea is the ideal place for a magical Botanical garden. At the Batumi Botanical garden has no analogues in the world – this is truly heaven on earth.Thousands of plants from around the world mingle like brothers and sister,creating an example to the people. The garden collection comprises 2037 units of tree species. Only 104 of them are of Caucasian origin, and other representatives of foreign flora. Before the eyes of visitors of the Botanical garden also offers a sea sight.
Temples – Batumi is a city of high spiritual culture. Churches, temples, cathedrals, mosques and synagogues to represent the religious diversity of concessions. Here deeply respect the religious feelings of people. Cathedral of the blessed virgin restored in 1989 – this Gothic Church, built of a special stone that changes color depending on the weather. Not far from the Cathedral is the Church of St. Nicholas, built in the XIX century In the quiet of the Batumi Boulevard stands the majestic Temple of St. Barbara. The Catholic Church, at the entrance to the city was built at the end of the XX century the silhouette of the temple is reminiscent of Christ with outstretched arms. Built during the Ottoman period in Batumi Ottoman Mosque operates to this day. On the street Gamsakhurdia is the Armenian-Gregorian Church. Armenian Church “Surb-Prcic” was built in 1890 by the Austrian architect Manfield. Jewish synagogue operating in the city are similar to the synagogues of the Hague and Amsterdam.
Museums – Nearly 100 years there Batumi archaeological Museum. The Archaeological Museum of Adjara is a unique collection of exhibits Dating from the stone age. Batumi Archaeological Museum is famous because it exhibits Greek and Roman ancient times. The Museum has a collection of ancient coins and the best samples of jewelry. In the 90-ies of XX century was created the State Art Museum of Adjara. The Museum not only presents brilliant paintings by Georgian artist Pirosmani, etc. but also works by Russian artists of the XX century and the works of Western European art.
Theatres – an Architectural monument of the XX century is the State Drama Theatre. It has existed since 1937, For many years it was presents a variety of classic and modern plays now. The city has a Puppet Theater and Young audiences.However impressive, emotional and original Georgian culture is an Ensemble of Georgian song and dance of Adjara. M. Kukhianidze.
The fortress – Gonio Fortress is located 12 km South of Batumi, on the left Bank of the Chorokhi river. The total length of the walls is 900 meters, wall height 5 m, the height of the towers is 7 m. Gonio fortress was the citadel of Roman and later Byzantine Empire. In this region originated the bronze Culture of Colchis.