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Sulfur Baths

Sulfur baths are one of the major attractions of Tbilisi. The reason for this is the story of the city, according to which the king Gorgasali saw warm sulfur springs, gave the order on the construction of the new capital of his state at this place. Even the name of the city is translated as "warm".

 In the XIX century the number of discovered sources on the hillside Tabor was 31, many of which have been equipped with a bath. All baths are situated in the old town and placed on a "bathhouse" street. 

Baths here have the names of their first owners. Iraklievskaya Bath is the most ancient in the city - in the XVI century members of the royal family and the princes struggled for its ownership. At the beginning of XVII century there were also built famous baths - Bebutovskaya, Treasury, Sumbatovskaya. And the most magnificent - Orbelianovskaya bath with lancet facade and minarets at the corners. By the way, baths are underground and visible on the surface of the cupola, let the daylight.

Baths were not only a place of cure and bathing, but also a significant place for communication. People have stayed here until the morning to discuss problems or share news. There were also luxurious baths for the princess, baths for gentlemen and officers, and baths for local inhabitants.

Today, thanks to its healing properties, some baths converted into water treatment facilities. A few hours spent in the warm water source makes person feel better and get a lot of fun. Also, here you can visit the swimming pool or a massage. 

The warm sulfurous bath - is not just a place to wash, but a significant historic place, around which grew the present capital of Georgia - Tbilisi.

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