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Borjomi & its springs– Georgia's favorite mineral water

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"Borjomi" is the most famous mineral water in Georgia that has a volcanic origin. In contrast with others, it does not have enough time to get colder, so the water is hot when it rises to the surface of the land (37-47 degrees).

The unique features of this mineral water are known from ancient times. The stone baths and the clay pipes which were found during the archaeological excavations prove that “Borjomi” was used not only for drinking but also to fill the baths as well.

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Borjomi springs – a favorite tourist destination 

In the XVI-XVIII centuries, because of the wars, the inhabitants left the city of Borjomi. Right after Georgia joined the Russian Empire, this mineral water became the center of attention again.

The research of Borjomi springs started in 1927. Prior to the works, there were two natural sources known: Evgeny and Ekaterine sources. The sources were named after Colonel Evgeny and her daughter Ekaterine. People say that Ekaterine was once cured of an unknown illness, thanks to these natural sources.

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The first park around Borjomi springs was built in 1850, and the construction of the first factory started in 1854, when Borjomi was first bottled. The Borjomi mineral water has also attracted the attention of the Romanovs (Russian aristocratic family.) Mikheil Romanov loved spending time in the Borjomi area very much. That is why he did not only build there a summer house but also he ordered Alexander Gustav Eiffel (the architect of the famous Eiffel Tower) to build a bridge. This historical bridge is located near Tsagveri, next to the Borjomi-Bakuriani railway lines. It was completed in 1902. The Eiffel Bridge makes Borjomi’s nature more interesting and attractive to tourists.

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Drink Borjomi - the healing features

A single drop of “Borjomi” is invaluable. That is why the authorities strictly define and manage this resource. This process is natural, and the mineral water rises to the surface without pumping.

Nowadays, the healing features of Borjomi mineral water are famous not only in Georgia but also in many other countries. It is used in the treatment of several digestive diseases and diabetes. It is exported to over 40 countries and is considered one of the symbols of Georgia.

I am always happy and proud of the fact that many of my foreign friends and tourists tell me that they have tried Borjomi in their countries and liked our mineral water very much. However, Borjomi is much tastier when you drink it in Georgia, especially in Borjomi city. Georgian mineral water is full of beneficial minerals. Here is one tip from me, Borjomi mineral water is the best cure for hangovers. So, do not be afraid of the Georgian healthy alcoholic drinks, as you can have Borjomi in the morning to help you recover!

Borjomi Central Park
Borjomi Central Park
Borjomi Central Park, 50 9 Aprili St, Borjomi 1200, Georgia

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Anano Chikhradze

Anano Chikhradze

I am Anano. I Iove travelling, history and getting to know people from all over the world. I write about Georgia, my country, and I am sure everybody will fall in love with it.

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