This beautiful place is not that known to locals as it is for our guests. The big number of tourists that come here every day proves this fact.
Legvtakhevi is one of the most historical places of Old Tbilisi. It is located in the southern part of the old town. Its name comes from the fig, as there were many fig trees on this area in the past. Legvtakhevi literally means “the gorge of figs”. It was first mentioned in 1429. This place was dividing old town’s two districts from each other. Now this area is part of Abanotubani. (The district of Sulfur Baths.)
The river that flows there is called tsavkisi-tskali (water) gorge. Apart from the baths, Legvtakhevi was also known to be the favorite place for women who were gathering there, washing their clothes and gossiping about everything for the whole day. They were also processing leather in the sulfur water.
From the Middle Ages, there was a bridge on the river with a door on it. This place was pedestrian. However, in 1795 this bridge and the door were destroyed because of fights. It was reconstructed several times, but in 1959 due to common water flooding, they decided to build a concrete tunnel to block the river.
From that time the river Tsavkisis tskali is connected with Mtkvari River by this tunnel. However, in latest years they decided to open this place and give this river a new life. This project started in 2012. During rehabilitation, the old pipes were discovered here that were water supplying for Abanotubani. They left these founded fragments untouched, so every visitor can see it. Furthermore, a lot of leisure places and touristic roads were constructed around this place to make it even more beautiful, comfortable and relaxing for visitors.
At the end of this road, you will see a little waterfall, which is really appealing. Feel free to take as many photos as you want, because believe me, you will want to make this place stay in your memory forever.
Before you reach the waterfall you will see a bridge of “Lovers.” This romantic bridge is full of padlocks with the names of couples and quotes in many languages. They believe that if they lock the padlock on this bridge, their love will be forever. Legvtakhevi is beautiful at all seasons. Sometimes, a waterfall is frozen during wintertime, but you can escape hot summer days here, as the temperature is much cooler.
While traveling in Georgia, don’t miss Legvtakhevi, as it is one of the most favorite places for our guests.
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