Located between the Sololaki Range and the southern slopes of the Mtatsminda Mountain, Sololaki is one of the oldest neighborhood of Tbilisi. During the time of Arab rule, the irrigation channel (Arabic "sulu-lah") was restored. It brought water to the "Castle garden", which was located in today's Botanical garden.
The name stuck and later, the whole mountain slope was called Sololaki. The area was covered with gardens, which were still existed till the 40-50s of the 19th century.
That is, when Georgian nobility and the bourgeois settled here. They built huge mansions, most of which are still standing proudly among new buildings. Citizens decorated the facades of houses, courtyards and front doors in an original and tasteful way. In the design of the facades they used elements of almost all known architectural styles: Classicism, Eastern, Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, European and Modern.
No need to worry about getting around here; everything is within a walking distance.