TbIlIsi Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River. The city covers an area of 726 km² and has 1,093,000 inhabitants.Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang Gorgasali, the Georgian King of Kartli, and made into a capital in the 6th century, Tbilisi is a significant industrial, social, and cultural center. The city is also emerging as an important transit route for global energy and trade projects. Located strategically at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and lying along the historic Silk Road routes, Tbilisi has often been the point of
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SightseeingsFreedom Square• Later period• Resent periodThe Sioni Cathedral• History• It’s meaningAbanot Ubani• In old times• Nowdays
Freedom SquareFreedom Square (Georgian:თავისუფლებისმოედანი , formerly knownas Erivan (or Erivanskaya) orPashkevich-Erivanskaya Squareunder ImperialRussia and LeninSquare under the SovietUnion, is located in the centerof Tbilisi at the eastern endof Rustaveli Avenue. In 1991 itbecame indipendent andrenamed and nowdays it’sname is Freedom Square.
The Sioni CathedralThe Tbilisi HolyTrinityCathedral commonlyknown asSameba isthe main GeorgianOrthodox Christiancathedral, located inTbilisi. Constructedbetween 1995 and2004, it is the largestreligious building notonly in Georgia but inthe region of SouthCaucasus, and is listedamong the largestOrthodox churches inthe world.
AbanotubaniAbanotubani is the ancientdistrict of Tbilisi, Georgia,known for its sulfuric baths.Located at the eastern bankof the Mtkvari River at thefoot of Narikala fort acrossMetekhisubani, Abanotubaniis an important historic partof the city — the place,where according to a legendthe King of Iberia, VakhtangGorgasali’s falcon fell,leading to a discovery of thehot springs and,subsequentely, to foundingof a new capital.