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CU OCAZIA WEBINARULUI DE TURISM EUROPEAN-PROF.DR. ANTON CARAGEA PROMOVEAZA POTENTIALUL TURISTIC AL ORASULUI TBILISI: LOCUL UNDE ISTORIA REVINE LA VIATA!

In data de 13 octombrie 2015, in cadrul webinarului despre turism si cultura in Europa, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA  a oferit intregul sau suport in sprijinirea eforturilor Georgiei de a fi recunoscuta in plan international drept un centru de prim rang al turismului cutural si gazda a Forumului “Drumul Matasii”.

Tbilisi-Georgia-World Capital of Culture and Tourism

Tbilisi: se doreste a fi capitala mondiala a culturii si gazda Forumului Drumul Matasii.

Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA a facut un portret entuziast al comorilor de arta, cultura si istorie ce constituie patrimoniul turistic si cultural al Georgiei si in special a pus accent pe rolul capitalei Tbilisi in atragerea turistilor prezentand orasul drept o viitoare si potentiala capitala culturala si turistica de valoare universala in cadrul unui raport intitulat: TBILISI: ORASUL UNDE ISTORIA REVINE LA VIATA!

Intre principalele puncte forte ale turismului cultural georgian raportul a enumerat:

• Capitala Tbilisi are o atmosfera mediteraneeana si se afla pe malurile raului Mtkvari, intr-o vale inconjurata de dealuri. Orasul vechi se intinde la sud de rau si are numeroase biserici cu fresce, case din secolul XIX cu arcade si galerii la etajul superior, un castel si un numar surprinzator de cafenele si magazine pentru turisti.

Sulfur-baths-Tblisi-World Capital of Culture and Tourism

Baile medievale cu sulf: o caracteristica unica in randul capitalelor si un monument  ce ar putea fi inscris pe lista Capitalelor Culturii si Turismului.

• Muzeul Georgian de Stat din piata Prospekt Rustaveli din Tbilisi adaposteste colectii de icoane, fresce si portelan, precum is bijuterii descoperite in morminte pre-crestine. Muzeul de arta din centrul orasului include multe lucrari ale artistilor din secolului XIX, precum Niko Pirosmani.

• Mtskheta este inregistrata in patrimoniul mondial UNESCO si centrul crestinismului georgian inca din secolul XII.

Catedrala Svetitskhoveli (Stalpul Vietii) se afla la confluenta raurilor Mtkvari si Aragvi si a fost cel mai sfant loc din Georgia veche. Potrivit legendei, biserica este construita pe locul in care a fost lasata roba lui Hristos crucificat, adusa de la Ierusalim de un evreu in 328. Se spune ca inauntrul bisericii mai exista fragmente din roba. Alte atractii sunt manastirea Samtavro si Catedrala Jvari.

• Satul Shatili este un monument al artei georgiene in constructii, prin turnurile adunate, ce creaza o fortareata.

Narikala fortress-World Capital of Culture and Tourism

Fortareata Narikala-simbol al independentei georgiene si al rezistentei in fata vicisitudinilor istoriei.

• La aproximativ 10km de Gori se afla Uplistsikhe (Fortareata lui Dumnezeu), un mare complex de pesteri naturale. Locuite inca din secolul XIV, pesterile s-au transformat treptat in locuinte sofisticate, magazine si cladiri publice, temnite si crame enorme de vin.

Svetitskhoveli -World Capital of Culture and Tourism Monument

Catedrala Svetitskhoveli-centru monastic si religios, adevarat suflet al dezvoltarii turismului religios in Georgia 

Catedrala Svetitskhoveli – care pastreaza Camasa lui Hristos, adusa in Georgia inca din secolul intai de catre un evreu geogian, Ilie, care se afla in Ierusalim in zilele in care Iisus a fost rastignit pe Cruce. Ilie a cumparat camasa lui Hristos de la un soldat roman de la Golgota si a adus-o in Georgia. Acasa a fost intampinat de catre sora sa Sidonia care, atingand camasa sfanta, indata a murit, de emotie. Camasa nu a putut fi scoasa din stransoarea manii ei , asa incat a fost ingropata cu ea. Locul in care Sidonia este ingropata, cu camasa lui Hristos, se fla in interiorul catedralei. Mai tarziu, din mormantul Sidoniei a crescut un cedru imens. Sfanta Nina, cea intocmai cu Apostolii pentru georgieni ( sec IV), a cerut sa fie taiat acest cedru, din care au facut 7 coloane, pentru constructia bisericii. Cea de-a saptea coloana s-a ridicat singura in aer si doar dup ace Sf Nina s-a rugat o noapte intreaga, a revenit pe pamant. S-a spus ca din aceasta a saptea coloana curgea un lichid sfant, care tamaduia toate bolile. Catedrala Svetichoveli a fost construita pe locul ales de Sf Nina si a reprezentat, timp de secole, cea mai importanta catedrala a Georgiei. Si loc de pelerinaj si de venerare.

In present adaposteste scaunul Arhiepiscopului de Mtskheta si Tbilisi, care este in acelasi timp si catolicos-Patriarh al intregii Georgii.

Metekhi Church-World Capital of Culture and Tourism Monument

Biserica Metekhi-monument inscris pe lista UNESCO ce ar putea fi inscris si pe lista  Capitalelor Mondiale ale Culturii si Turismului.

Biserica Samtavro a Schimbarii la Fata si manastirea de maici a Sf Nina din Mtskheta, a fost construita de regele Mirian III de Iberia in secolul IV. Cunoscutul calugar georgian si nebun pentru Hriostos, Gabriel (+1995) are mormantul in curtea aceastei biserici.

Manastirea Jvari ( Manastirea Sfintei Cruci)  . Dupa traditie, la inceputul sec IV, Sf Nina (cea care l-a convertit la crestinism pe regale Miran III al Iveriei) a ridicat in acest loc o cruce mare de lemn, pe locul unui temple pagan. Crucea s-a dovedit a fi facatoare de minuni si drept urmare, a atras pelerine din intreaga zona a caucazului.Pe ramasitele acestei cruci de lemn, in anul 545 a fost ridicata o biserica mica. Actuala biserica a fost construita intre anii 590 – 605.

La finalul acestei prezentari exhaustive Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA a subliniat din nou ca exista, in viitor, posibilitatea ca organizatia europeana de turism  sa marcheze capitala Georgiei, Tbilisi, intre orasele demne de a fi numite Capitala Mondiala a Culturii si Turismului.

Aceasta ar fi o recunoastere perfecta a potentialului turistic extraordinar al Georgiei dar si o incurajare binevenita pentru autoritatile georgiene de a continua pe calea promovarii culturale si turistice, ce a adus deja noi si noi rezultate pentru Georgia.

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ON EUROPEAN TOURISM WEBINAR PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA PROMOTES TBILISI-THE CITY WHERE HISTORY COMES ALIVE !

On 13 October 2015, during the European Tourism Webinar on Culture and Tourism, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, ETA, offered his support for Georgia efforts to be promoted across the world as a prime class touristic destination and as host of Silk Road Forum.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presented his assessment of Georgian tourism and cultural potential in a report titled: TBILISI: THE CITY WHERE HISTORY IS ALIVE!

Tbilisi-Georgia-World Capital of Culture and Tourism

TBILISI: hopes to become in the future a world capital of culture and host of Silk Road Forum-2015

The report highlighted among the reasons to promote Georgia cultural patrimony the following historical and architectural treasures :

 The historical potential of the Old City garnering old-style constructions, ancient churches, winding, narrow streets, and charming shops. The Old City was a major stopping point for traders and goods and ideas took refuge in Tbilisi on their long journeys along the Silk Road from Asia to Europe.

Other reasons are: Supporting the development and protection of cultural and historical shrines of the Republic of Georgia and the transformation of Tbilisi into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to visitors a glimpse into the heritage of people’s of Georgia.

Sulfur-baths-Tblisi-World Capital of Culture and Tourism

The medieval sulfur baths of Tbilisi-a unique city feature and possible a registered monument on the capital of culture list.

 The presence of city symbols like Narikala Fortress – one of the most famous, oldest and most travel thought historic sites of Tbilisi.

Narikala fortress-World Capital of Culture and Tourism

Narikala Fortress- a symbol of Georgian independence spirit and resilience in front of historical  difficulties.

 It was established in the 4th century and was considerably expanded over subsequent centuries. Much of what remains today dates from the 16th and 17th centuries.

 Giving tourists access to outstanding religious and cultural symbols like Metekhi Church – (built by the Georgian King Demetre II around 1278-1284).

 It is an unusual example of religious architecture and remains a perfect model of Georgian Orthodox Church although it was damaged and restored multiple times.

Other landmarks are: Gabriadze Theatre- founded by and named after Georgian artist as well as screenwriter, stage director, painter, sculptor and puppeteer, Revaz (Rezo) Gabriadze. The first puppet show was staged at the theatre in 1981.

Metekhi Church-World Capital of Culture and Tourism Monument

Metekhi Church-hopes to become a registered World Capital of Culture and Tourism monument.

 In Tbilisi cultural landscape and proximity we found also Mtskheta – one of the oldest cities of Georgia is located about 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers.

The city is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and today is populated by around 19 500 people. The town has an extraordinary importance to the Georgian Nation as it was the capital of the eastern Georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. Mtskheta was the site of Georgia’s adoption of Christianity in 334 and remains to be one of the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church.

Mtskheta is of primary interest to any visitor interested in Georgian history and/or Orthodox Christianity.

 In the same area of cultural landscape we must note the presence of Jvari Monastery – “the Church of the Holy Rood” is situated on top of the hill on the left bank of the Aragvi River.

In 2004, the monastery was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the “Historical Monuments of Mtskheta” and was added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger in 2009.

Svetitskhoveli -World Capital of Culture and Tourism Monument

Svetitskhoveli monastic complex a perfect religious and cultural crux of Georgia tourism potential

Another vicinity land mark for TBILISI is the Svetitskhoveli complex that includes the 11th century cathedral, the palace and gates of the Katolicos Melchizedek from the same period, and the 18th century gates of Erekle II. The cathedral is domed and cruciform in plan.

The interior was originally covered with wall paintings, but these were whitewashed over and only recently have fragments of them been revealed again.

Concluding the European tourism webinar, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA,FINS, ETA hailed the possibility that: sometime, in the future, the European tourism organization may take a decision to consider TBILISI as WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM.

If this will ever happen, will be a perfect recognition on behalf of world tourism community and an encouragement for Georgian authorities to pursue the avenue of cultural tourism in placing the country on the lofty plinth, but this in the future, remarked Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

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