Emerging for centuries, the national culture of Georgia is multifaceted and distinctive. Each region of the country is a combination of traditions and elements of cultural heritage: bright and fiery dances, skilfully executed sculptures, unique architecture, mesmerizing polyphonic singing and painting, saturated with the energy of the sun! Without this, it is impossible to imagine modern Georgia. You can find something special and close to you in every corner of the country.
Georgia can rightfully be called one of the most singing countries in the world! On its territory, archaeologists have made many discoveries confirming the existence of marching and labour songs for 8 centuries BC. A peculiar highlight of the performance of folk motifs is polyphony a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment (most often these are drums).
Solo vocal singing has been actively developing since the Soviet Union. Almost everyone is familiar with the works of such wonderful performers as: Nani Bregvadze, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Grigory Leps, the Meladze brothers, Soso Pavliashvili and many others. Their talent is a matter of pride for all fellow citizens.
You will be surprised, but national dances, similar to music, are different in every region of the country. To recognize which one you have seen, you need to be an expert, or at least a Georgian. The differences are noticeable in the national costumes and gestures of the performers.
For special occasions there are special festive dances: wedding kartuli, kintauri, acharuli, etc. Would you like to see this incredible performance with your own eyes? Go to the concert of the Sukhishvili ensemble. The composition of the troupe holds sacred and preserves the traditions of the founders: the spouses Iliko and Nino. The performances on the stage do not leave spectators around the world indifferent!
Excellent musical ear and dancing skills are far from the only talents of Georgians. Numerous unusually talented artists were born in Georgia and made their undeniable contribution to its culture. If you are fond of portraiture, pay attention to the work of Moses Toidze. Despite the fact that the master painted portraits more than 100 years ago, to this day they retain their realistic appearance.
Attentive to details and incredibly talented Ketevan Magalashvili in the Georgian SSR was awarded the title of folk artist. One look at her paintings, and you cannot disagree with this.
The artist who has become Georgia’s national pride is Niko Pirosmani. It is amazing that during his life his talent went unnoticed. He was self-taught, but the paintings that came out of the hands of this master are distinguished by their intricate everyday plots.
Contemporary Georgian painting is also actively flourishing thanks to the capital's Academy of Arts. This building ravishes with the richness of its decoration.
If you are looking for unusual art objects - welcome to Tbilisi! The amazing capital combines ancient architecture, the age of which exceeds several centuries, and modern buildings in the Art Nouveau style.
Begin your excursion with a visit to the Old Town, take a walk along the main walking street of Shardeni, look into cosy trendy shops and then climb higher. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the Bridge of Peace and the House of Justice on Kura from a height of 3-4 floors. In the evening, these structures look especially impressive!
The magnificent and pompous Wedding Palace is an absolutely amazing building for the Soviet period. Passing by, you would never be able to guess its purpose. It is more like a palace of some Arab sheikh.
After a city tour, you will notice that modern buildings gradually force out the old buildings. However, active renovation does not harm the cultural heritage of Georgia.
Returning home, take care of pleasant small gifts for yourself and your loved ones. In order not to spend too much money, stick to the traditional list of each tourist.
Traveling with us, you can always count on professional help in purchasing novelties and traditional souvenirs.