30 Sights in Tbilisi, Georgia (with Map and Images)
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1. Sioni Cathedral
The Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Following a medieval Georgian tradition of naming churches after particular places in the Holy Land, the Sioni Cathedral bears the name of Mount Zion at Jerusalem. It is commonly known as the "Tbilisi Sioni" to distinguish it from several other churches across Georgia bearing the name Sioni.
2. Metekhi Church
The Virgin Mary Assumption Church of Metekhi, known simply as Metekhi, is a Georgian Orthodox Christian church located on the left bank of the river Kura. It sits on the Metekhi Cliff opposite the old town of Tbilisi. Much of the existing structure dates back to the Middle Ages and was built between 1278 and 1289 AD under the reign of King Demetrius II of Georgia, although oral tradition traces Metekhi's origins further to the 5th century.
3. King Pharnavaz
Pharnavaz I was a king of Kartli, an ancient Georgian kingdom known as Iberia in classical antiquity. The Georgian Chronicles credits him with being the first monarch founding the kingship of Kartli and the Pharnavazid dynasty, while other independent chronicles, such as The Conversion of Kartli make him the second Georgian monarch. Based on the medieval evidence, most scholars locate Pharnavaz's rule in the 3rd century BC: 302–237 BC according to Prince Vakhushti of Kartli, 299–234 BC according to Cyril Toumanoff and 284–219 BC according to Pavle Ingoroqva. Pharnavaz's rise, advent and imperial expansion of the Iberian monarchy was directly tied to the victory of Alexander the Great over the Achaemenid Empire. Pharnavaz ruled under the suzerainty of the Seleucid Empire.
4. State Silk Museum
LEPL State Silk Museum — Tbilisi Silk Museum. The museum is one of the oldest among Georgian museums – founded in 1887 and was part of the Caucasus Silk Station. The present building of the Silk Museum was laid down on October 9, 1889, and built by Alexander Shimkevich in 1892. The building currently has the status of a cultural real monument of the category of national importance. The museum has a diverse collection of silk collections, both locally produced and exhibited from 61 countries around the world. About 3,000 people visit the museum each year.
5. Freedom Monument
The Freedom Monument, commonly known as the St. George Statue, is a memorial located in Tbilisi, Georgia, dedicated to the freedom and independence of the Georgian nation. Unveiled in 2006 in Tbilisi's central square, the monument of granite and gold is 35 metres (115 ft) high and is easily spotted from any point of the city. The actual statue — 5.6 metres (18 ft) tall, made of bronze and covered with gold — is a gift to the city from its creator, Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.
6. Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, commonly known as Sameba, is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Constructed between 1995 and 2004, it is the third-tallest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the world and one of the largest religious buildings in the world by total area. Sameba is a synthesis of traditional styles dominating the Georgian church architecture at various stages in history and has some Byzantine undertones.
7. Betania Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God
The Betania Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God commonly known as Betania or Bethania is a medieval Georgian Orthodox monastery in eastern Georgia, 16 km (9.9 mi) southwest of Tbilisi, the nation's capital. It is a remarkable piece of architecture of the Georgian Golden Age of the Kingdom of Georgia, at the turn of the 11th and 12th centuries, and is notable for its wall paintings which include a group portrait of the contemporary Georgian monarchs.
8. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument and memorial in Vake Park in central Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Georgian soldiers who served and died in the Red Army during the Second World War. The monument was opened officially by Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Georgian SSR Eduard Shevardnadze, as part of the diamond jubilee of the republic.
9. Mama Daviti church
The Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia, where some of the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried. It is located in the churchyard around St David's Church "Mamadaviti" on the slope of Mount Mtatsminda and was officially established in 1929. Atop the mountain is Mtatsminda Park, an amusement park owned by the municipality of Tbilisi.
10. Park of 9th April
April 9 Garden, Division. The upper part of Alexander's Garden, the Commune Garden, a garden in the central part of the city; The city's first public recreation park. It is spread on two levels of damned terrain, in the direction of the right bank of the Mtkvari River northeast of Rustaveli Avenue. Currently, the garden is divided into two parts by R. Tabukashvili Street, the lower part is named after Giorgi Leonidze.
11. Museum of the Soviet Occupation
The Museum of the Soviet Occupation is a history museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, documenting the seven decades of the Soviet rule in Georgia (1921–1991) and dedicated to the history of the anti-occupational, national-liberation movement of Georgia, to the victims of the Soviet political repressions throughout this period. It was established on May 26, 2006. The museum is a part of the Georgian National Museum (GNM).
Wikipedia: Museum of Soviet Occupation (Tbilisi) (EN), Website
12. Georgian National Museum
The Georgian National Museum unifies several leading museums in Georgia. The museum was established within the framework of structural, institutional, and legal reforms aimed at modernizing the management of the institutions united within this network, and at coordinating research and educational activities. Since its formation on December 30, 2004, the Museum has been directed by professor David Lordkipanidze.
13. Galaktion Tabidze Bridge
Galaktioni Bridge is a bridge in the city of Tbilisi, on the Mtkvari River, in the Veri district. Built in 1952. The bridge replaced the Vera Bridge previously existing here. The bridge is Sammaliani, covered with Algeti basalt and Bolnisi tuff. In 1952-1990 the Elbakidze Bridge was renamed and in 1990-1999 the Vera Bridge was built. In 1999 he was named after the poet Galaktion Tabidze.
14. 300 Aragveli Memorial
The Three Hundred Aragvians is the name by which the Georgian historiography refers to a detachment of the highlanders from the Aragvi valley who fought the last stand at the battle of Krtsanisi, defending Tbilisi against the invading Qajar army in 1795. The Georgian Orthodox Church had the 300 Aragvians and those who fought and died in the battle canonized as martyrs in 2008.
15. Armenian Cathedral of Saint George
Saint George's Church is a 13th-century Armenian church in the old city of Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. It is one of the two functioning Armenian churches in Tbilisi and is the cathedral of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is located in the south-western corner of Vakhtang Gorgasali Square (Meidani) and is overlooked by the ruins of Narikala fortress.
16. Holy Trinity Church
The Church of Holy Trinity in Tbilisi is the Orthodox church of 16th century Georgia, located in the old part of the city (Kalauban). Esmangaraz Street (No.6) behind the National Library Building of the Georgian Parliament. The name is the three temples handed down from ancient times after the construction of the three churches.
17. National Gallery of Georgia
The Tbilisi Art Gallery, or the National Gallery is an art gallery located on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. Historically, it is known to Tbilisians as the Blue Gallery, taking its name from the various shades of the blue-green paint previously adorning the facade, although the building is now painted grey.
18. National Botanical Garden
The National Botanical Garden of Georgia, formerly the Tbilisi Botanical Garden, is located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, and lies in the Tsavkisis-Tskali Gorge on the southern foothills of the Sololaki Range. It occupies an area of 161 hectares and possesses a collection of over 4,500 taxonomic groups.
19. Georgian National Academy of Sciences
The Georgian National Academy of Sciences (GNAS) is a main learned society of the Georgia. It was named Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences until November 1990. The Academy coordinates scientific research in Georgia and develops relationship with the academies and scientific centers of foreign countries.
20. Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin or the Catholic Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary It is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. It is the seat of the Latin Apostolic Administration of the Caucasus which it was created in 1993 with the decree Quo aptius.
Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Tbilisi (EN)
21. Shota Rustaveli
Shota Rustaveli heykəli – the classical of Georgian literature and the ictimai-political xad, is the heykî who flew at the beginning of the prospectus that bears his name in the city of Tbilisi. The author of the organization is the heykəltəraş Konstantin Merabashvili.
22. Blue Monastery
The Lurji Monastery, that is the "Blue Monastery", is a 12th-century Georgian Orthodox church built in the name of Saint Andrew in the Vere neighborhood of Tbilisi, Georgia. The popular historical name lurji ("blue") is derived from its roof, adorned with glazed blue tile.
23. Sayat Nova
The monument to Sayat-Nova is in Tbilisi, installed in the historical district of the Old Town, on Vakhtang Gorgasali Square. It is a composition of stylized branches of pomegranate and panduri. The authors of the monument are sculptors Gia Japaridze and Kakha Koridze.
24. Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography
Art Palace of Georgia - Museum of Cultural History also referred to as Art Palace, is located in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is located on Kargareteli Street #6, and was the former Graph Oldenburg's Palace. The museum's exhibition halls are open from Tuesday till Sunday
Wikipedia: Art Palace of Georgia - Museum of Cultural History (EN)
25. სულხან-საბა ორბელიანი
Prince Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani was a Georgian writer and diplomat. Orbeliani is noted in part due to his important role as an emissary of Georgia to France and the Vatican, where he vainly sought assistance on behalf of his beleaguered King Vakhtang VI.
26. Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Literature
Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Literature, Georgia was founded in 1930 upon the initiative of David Arsenishvili, a legendary museum-founder, who also was the creator of Tbilisi Theater Museum, and later the famous Andrej Rublow museum in Moscow.
27. Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre
The Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater named after Zakaria Paliashvili is an opera and ballet theater in the city of Tbilisi, the largest musical theater in Georgia. The theater was founded in 1851. Located on Rustaveli Avenue.
Wikipedia: Грузинский театр оперы и балета им. Палиашвили (RU), Website
28. President Heydar Aliyev Park
Heydar Aliyev Square is a square in the city of Tbilisi. It was opened on June 14, 2004. The square is located in one of the historical districts of Tbilisi – in Abanotubani. In some sources it is referred to as a park.
29. Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre
Kote Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre is a state theatre in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is one of the oldest and most significant theatres in the country, coming second perhaps only to the national Rustaveli Theatre.
30. Metekhi Bridge
Metekhi Bridge is a bridge on the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi. It is built in the narrows of the Metekhi cliff, where the river bed is most oppressed on the site of historical bridges, Avlabri and Donkey bridges.
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