Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia. With 1.1 million inhabitants 30% of the population of Georgia live there. The city is located at 400m-500m of altitude in the southeast of Georgia on the banks of the Kura river and has its own international airport. While the area has been inhabited since the 4th millenium BC, the city was only founded in the 5th century. Initially the capital of Eastern Georgia/Iberia, it became the capital of a unified Georgia in the 12th century. Over the course of the centuries Tbilisi was occupied, sacked or destroyed multiple times, which is why not many old buildings are left today. The centre of the city consists to a large extent of Russian/Soviet era buildings; in the historic core below the Narikala fortress new buildings were erected on the foundations of medieval buildings. The historic core is a pleasant are with many shops and restaurants.

Old town photo gallery  - 35 pictures of Old town
New town photo gallery  - 27 pictures of New town
East bank photo gallery  - 24 pictures of East bank
East Point mall photo gallery  - 16 pictures of East Point mall
35 photos of the historic core of Tbilisi on the west bank of the Kura river
27 photos of a relatively modern part of Tbilisi, located north and east of the historic core
24 photos of the eastern part of Tbilisi, on the eastern bank of the Kura river
16 photos of the East Point shopping mall near Tbilisi
Miscellaneous images photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Miscellaneous images
19 miscellaneous photos of Tbilisi
Gallery with all images
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