History of the Georgian resort town Borjomi

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Borjomi is a resort town located in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia. It is one of the most popular resorts in the country, famous for its mineral waters, unique nature and abundance of historical monuments.

Borjomi is believed to be founded in 1842. The initiative belonged to a doctor known as Amirov. Doctor Amirov’s idea was implemented by the Commander-in-Chief in the Caucasus Yevgeny Golovin and continued by his successors Mikhail Vorontsov and Mikhail Romanov.

Newly established town Borjomi became a famous spot due to its mineral springs, diverse nature, and mineral spas. It was a favorite resort town for the 19-20th-century nobility in Georgian and abroad. At first, the town was a serene place used for healing and health purposes. There were certain restrictions imposed on the people visiting mineral spas in Borjomi. They were not allowed to smoke or gamble.

In the 1850s, Borjomi used to offer only several mineral baths, cottages for soldiers, villas, and outdoor markets. Later, the constructions of hotels, roads, and bridges began to launch. Considering the growing popularity of the resort town, the Emperor of Russia Alexander II allocated finances for the construction of the Romanov Palace in 1970.

The history of the brand Borjomi (naturally carbonated mineral water from springs in the Borjomi Gorge of central Georgia) is also associated with the Russian imperial dynasty of Romanov.

As the venue has been visited by millions of guests from every part of the world, the architecture of the building in Borjomi is versatile. It consists of the styles of Asian, Russian, pseudo-gothic and European architecture.

 

Source: Georgianjournal.ge, Photo: Georgianjournal.ge