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The Art Of Balcony Living, Tbilisi [Citizen Tbilisi Podcast]

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Tbilisi is known for its unique and charming architecture, which includes a variety of colorful and ornate balconies. Balconies in Tbilisi are an integral part of the city's urban landscape and cultural identity. They come in various styles, sizes, and designs, often reflecting the city's diverse history and architectural influences. Most importantly balconies are an essential part of everyday life among Tbilisans.

Many of Tbilisi's balconies are characterized by intricate wrought iron railings, decorative elements, and vibrant colors. These balconies can be found on buildings across the city, from historic houses in the Old City, such as New Aghmashenebeli Avenue to more modern structures. Balconies are not just architectural features; they also serve as social spaces where people can gather, relax, and interact with the street below.

The design of Tbilisi's balconies is influenced by a mix of architectural styles, including Georgian, Persian, Byzantine, and European. This eclectic blend of influences has contributed to the distinctive appearance of the city's balconies.

Tbilisi balconies

One of the most famous areas for observing Tbilisi's unique balconies is Old Tbilisi, where you can wander through narrow streets lined with traditional houses adorned with these ornate structures. Rike Park and the Peace Bridge also provide great viewpoints to see the city's skyline, including its balconies.

Tbilisi's balconies have become not only architectural landmarks but also symbols of the city's identity and history. They represent the fusion of various cultural and architectural traditions that have shaped Tbilisi over the centuries.

Next time you are in Tbilisi you should not stop exploring touristy areas, instead start exploring city’s hidden gems and true behind-the-street architecture. There, you will discover some of the most beautiful, although sometimes neglected, balconies of the city.

And if you visit our don’t forget to take a perfect selfie in front of our balconies, click and likes guaranteed ;)

Happy exploring

Tamara from Citizen Tbilisi

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