I’m so glad you have an interest in this coziest city, located on the Black Sea coast – I mean Batumi. This is the town of tremendous opportunities to enjoy and you can find something interesting, whether you’re traveling with family, friends, spouse or have a solo trip.
This time, let’s take a walk to Batumi Opera House and get to know the city itself, what are the places to visit and things to do in Batumi.
Batumi City Location And How To Get There
Batumi, the second biggest city in Georgia is placed in the western part of the country. It belongs to Adjara region. It’s 401 km from Tbilisi, about 5-6 hours drive by car and 7-8 hours by bus.
Though one of the most comfortable ways to get to Batumi is train. The Georgian Railways train is the cheap and fast way (only 5 hours) to arrive to the city. The tickets are available online, so you can choose 2nd class seats for 25 Gel or first class for 61 Gel or business class for 100 Gel. If you’re in a hurry, the plane is available, as well.
Batumi Hotels – Or, In Other Words, Where Should I Stay?
There are many options for those who looks for a place to stay at night. There are many hotels in Batumi, different suits with different conditions, even 5-star hotels are available: Sheraton, Hilton, Radisson, The Grand Gloria, Euphoria, Wyndham, Divan Suites, JRW Welmond, Best Western… But if you prepare more space, many private apartments, guesthouses and hostels are for daily rent.
Cultural Tour In Batumi – Meet Opera House
Batumi Opera and Ballet State Theater, or in short Batumi Opera House has a history from early 20-s. Nowadays, this building, located on Rustaveli Avenue, is commonly known for locals as the biggest Theatre of Batumi.
Batumi Opera House has a great history. Here was the debut of prominent opera singer Davit Andghuladze. Andghuladze had a strong, dazzling voice and a wide range of voices. He was gifted with acting talent. The trips were conducted in the cities of the USSR. Andghuladze’s work has shown a profound impact on the development of Georgian performing arts.
About the operas, staged in at Batumi Opera House. Beyond the famous Zakharia Paliashvili’s opera “Absalom and Eteri”, were staged operas of Verdi: “Aida” and “Othello”, also “Lela” of Revaz Laghidze and ballet performance “Choreographic Novels”.
This columnar building with gilded ornaments – Batumi Opera House – is located in the center of the city and represents the architectural value of Batumi.
But There Is One More Batumi Opera House In The City
Funny thing, but there is one more fascinating building, which locals call Opera, as well. This white, accurately planned, the sophisticated building can’t be unnoticed when you appear next to it. Located in the suburban part of the city, Batumi Opera House (this one) is located next to the Railway Station of the city, right in front of the sea and central road.
This building, which locals often call Batumi Opera House is officially recognized as Batumi State Music Center. It was renewed in 2004 and nowadays it unites Adjara State Symphony Orchestra, Batumi Opera and Ballet State Theater, Adjara State Capella, Batumi Children’s Opera and Ballet Theatre and etc.
At this time, Batumi State Music Center (Batumi Opera House) combines symphony orchestra, chapel, opera troupe, youth musical theater and vocal quartet “Nota”, who work individually and collectively in different genres of classical or contemporary music.
Batumi Opera House Has An Architectural And Cultural Value
This great building is a fascinating impression for every visitor. Unforgettable accurate design, full with mirrors and ornaments, has a huge concert hall, which can host thousand people at once.
The interior of the building includes art cafes, terraces, exhibition spaces where guests can attend a variety of events in an aesthetically appealing environment. The Art Center hosts local and international festivals, concerts, performances, entertainment and cognitive evenings, exhibitions and conferences.
Batumi Opera House is one of the most important cultural centers in the region. Its main goals and activities are: promotion of classical and contemporary music, raising the level of performances, offering a variety of interesting and exciting events for local and foreign audiences, cultural recreation – fun, aesthetic upbringing of the next generation and development of cultural audience.
Shortly About Other Places To Visit In Batumi
But, you might be curious about what to see in Batumi, beyond the beautiful concert hall and the theatre, both fairly called Batumi Opera House. So, I’d love to recommend you visit at least these places:
- Batumi Boulevard – by all means, is one of the best experiences by the sea. With lots of green areas, cafes and entertainment places, boulevard is the place to meet for all the city.
- Take a walk to the old Batumi – an old town is beautiful and friendly. With its boutiques, cozy cafes with terraces, old Churches, Mosque, and narrow streets, it’s the merge of multicultural life.
- Dolphinarium – this is a place I’d recommend. The dolphin show is unforgettable. You will experience a friendly atmosphere and funny performance.
Things To Do In Batumi
What can we experience in Batumi? At least, try these:
- Boat trip – for only 10 laris, you can explore glorious views of Batumi.
- Cable-car will take you to one of the highest points in the city and you will find unforgettable views on sea.
- Paragliding is available as well.
- If you seek for the Batumi nightlife, you can join many clubs near the sea.
- You can rent a bike for 1, 2 or 4 people and drive around the boulevard.
If you’re interested in visiting Georgia country, traveling to Batumi, visiting Batumi Opera House or want to discover the city another way, don’t delay, join us now. I will arrange everything you need: tour, booking, transfer, experience… I am at your service.