Forbes Names Tbilisi's "Plekhanov" among Coolest Neighborhoods

Forbes has included “Plekhanov”, one of the best places of Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, into the list of the world’s coolest neighborhoods.

“The former Soviet republic has become among the trendiest places to visit, and the capital of Tbilisi is always the first and last stop,” the article reads.

'Plekhanovi' is the old name for the New Tiflis area, renovated in 2016.

“It recently became more fashionable when the main avenue, Aghmashenebeli, was renovated and especially when the Fabrika space opened. Once a Soviet sewing factory, this multifunctional space now houses cafes, bars, studios, shops and a hostel. This area is a mixture of young creatives and tourists, and there’s live music most evenings,” the article reads.

The list of the world’s coolest neighborhoods was named as follows:

  1. Barcelona: Sants
  2. Washington, D.C.: Navy Yard
  3. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Noord
  4. Cartagena: Getsemani
  5. Johannesburg: Maboneng
  6. Tbilisi: Plekhanov
  7. Panama City: Casco Viejo
  8. Saigon: District 5
  9. Athens: Keramikos
  10. Seoul: Seongsu-dong
  11. Chicago: Pilsen
  12. Cape Town: Kalk Bay

By Thea Morrison

Photo: Forbes

02 July 2018 00:09