Laid out by German immigrants in the late 19th century, this was once the most fashionable part of town and it has the faded grandeur to prove it. Wander past the antique shops on the impossible-to-pronounce Tsinamdzghvrishvili Street, find the hidden gems around the Catholic Church and on Ninoshvili street. The neighbourhood lost its elite status to the prisoner-of-war built Vake district after Second World War, but now it’s coming back, with Fabrica and Artarea both operating here. Head to the newly renovated, partly pedestrianised, Aghmashenebeli Avenue for some of the best promenading in Tbilisi. Don’t miss the gorgeous Apollo, one of the first purpose-built cinemas in the world; the adventurous should seek out the Silk Museum at the end of Aghmashenebeli.