Advertising boards with casino promotions welcome domestic and foreign tourists in Batumi. Small hotels and beaches are lined up along the entire coastal road. Historical buildings, huge parks, museums, churches and towers are definitely worth seeing.
The Statue of Ali and Nino is one of the structures worth seeing in Batumi. The statue, also known as the Love Statue, symbolizes two young people who cannot meet. The figures, which have a special design, complete their movement by passing through each other. The design of the giant figures with a length of 8 meters belongs to Tamar Kvesitadzade. The story of Ali, a Muslim Azerbaijani teenager, and Nino, a Christian Georgian girl, inspires the statue. The beauty of the statue, which is decorated with red and blue lights, is doubled in the evening hours.
Completed in 1952, Batumi Theater Building is a very good example of the old Batumi architecture. The building, which hosts the Ilia Chavchavadze State Theater, takes its name from a pioneer in the fields of literature and politics. Batumi Theater has also great importance for Georgian literature. The walls of the theater are fully equipped with important works of literature.
Theater Square, also known as Neptune or Poseidon Square, is located right next to Batumi Theater. In the middle of the square, there is a Neptune Statue and fountain made with gold plating. The Neptune sculpture is very important for Batumi which has been making its living from the sea and the port for centuries. Of course, it should be noted that there is an Italian breeze just like the Piazza Square. After all, the original Neptune Statue is located in Nettuno Square, Bologna, Italy.
The Piazza Square is one of the most popular meeting points of the city. This square, where the people come together to watch concerts and performing arts on special days, is also an important part of the daily routine. You can spend quite a long time in restaurants and cafes around the Square. In this way, you may create a calm time to see Georgia's way of living and try the local tastes.
You should visit the harbor that is a main source of income for the city and an important tourist attraction point. The port also has an interesting lighthouse, built in 1882 by French engineers. When you move towards the Hotel Kempinski, you can see Batumi Lighthouse Tower.
The Ferris wheel, located in the Miracle Park, is waiting for those who want to see the city from above. The huge Ferris wheel has a capacity of 250 visitors. Located close to the Alphabet Tower, this large Ferris wheel is definitely worth a visit. You have the opportunity to see the panoramic view of all Batumi in a slow journey that takes about 15 minutes. The amusing tour with a 55-meter high Ferris wheel can be an experience you will never forget in Batumi.
Virgin Mary Church is a magnificent building with three domes from the 19th century. The church is within walking distance from the city center. Therefore, it is possible to reach this wonderful Neogothic style church easily. Especially in the evening, the light games reflected on the church walls are watched with pleasure. Virgin Mary Church gets more and more gigantic with the effect of lighting.
Founded in 1912, Batumi Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. The garden has thousands of plants and hundreds of trees within its borders. Batumi Botanical Garden can be visited every day of the week between 08:00 and 21:00. You can not only find the plant species specific to Georgia but also special trees and flowers brought from all over the world. Plants from different lands of the world, from the Himalayas to Australia, add a color to this magical garden.
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