Besik Gabashvili Park in Kutaisi

Besik Gabashvili Park in Kutaisi

Kutaisi is the administrative center of the Imereti region and one of the oldest cities in Europe.

The city is full of places to relax and have fun with your friends and family, one being Besik Gabashvili Park.

In the later 18th century, the Georgian poet and statesman Besarion Gabashvili, or Besiki, lived near the park at Vazha-Pshavela Street 1. Distinguished by his education and good character, he spent his years on what is now called the "Gabashvili Hill".

In the mid-20th century, a cultural and recreational park was named after the poet. In 1961, the park was renovated, with various kids' attractions and decorated with rare plants added. In the same year, a ropeway was built in Kutaisi, connecting "Samepo Ubani" (the Royal District) to "Gabashvili Hill". The cable car still operates today.

In 2000, the Besarion Gabashvili Park was partially restored by a private investor. The existing places were renovated and more modern attractions were added. The park was completely reconstructed in 2017. Today, it remains one of the favorite places for locals and tourists alike.

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