The Boulevard is full of many impressive statues, but the most significant of them all is the statue of Ali and Nino made by a Georgian sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze. The two statues move toward each other, merge and then move away again every 10 minutes.
The inspiration of this iconic landmark is Kurban Said‘s novel of the same name. The book tells a romantic story between Georgian Christian daughter of a nobleman and an Azerbaijani Muslim boy set in Baku in 1918.
Despite its reconstruction in the recent decade, the city preserved the buildings from the 19th century. During this time, Batumi used to be a free port on a Caspian oil route to Europe. When the government decided to renovate the city, those old buildings were also restored to its original glory, giving the city even more beautiful vibe.
Some of the iconic sites of the Europe Square include the astronomical clock and the monument of Medea, a Georgia woman from the Argonauts myth, who, according to the legend, helped Greek hero Jason steal the Golden Fleece from Georgia’s ancient kingdom Colchis.