Borjomi is a small resort town in the green valley of the swift Mtkvari River, famous throughout the former Soviet Union for its salty and fizzy mineral water.
In 1810, Russian soldiers discovered a healthy mineral spring here, and Count Vorontsov, a Russian governor, later developed Borjomi as a resort, which became particularly fashionable in the 1890s when Duke Mikhail Romanov built a palace in nearby Likani.
Borjomi mineral water is now a well-known Georgian brand and calling card. The healing properties of sulfuric water are proven to be of direct benefit to the digestive system and the metabolism. Today, Borjomi mineral water is sold in over 30 countries. Samples and history of the brand can be found in the Museum of Local Lore. The primary water source is found in Borjomi Central Park. Borjomi mineral water is being sold in more than 30 countries today. The primary source of water is in Borjomi Central Park.
The old stone Rabati fortress, the main sight of the town of Akhaltsikhe, stands on a small hill on the banks of the river Potskhovi. Its name comes from “fortified place” in Arabic. It is situated in the western suburbs and can be seen from almost any part of the city.
Over the centuries, this military building has seen a lot. The fortress was destroyed several times and was often in a siege, as a result of which traces of various cultures and religions were absorbed.
A large reconstruction took place in 2012, after which Rabati fortress became a town inside the town. It has not only become a historical monument, but a true cultural centre. Inside the walls of the fortress there is a church, a mosque, a synagogue, a small park, a historical museum, various shops, hotels and even a civil registry office.
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