Tbilisi initially developed below the 4th century Narikala fortress on the western bank of the Kura river. Its historic core is about 500m from east to west and 500m from north to south and wsa partly surrounded by city walls. Although the buildings in the historic core have been completely destroyed (and as a consequence almost no medieval era buildings are left), when they were rebuilt, they were erected on the foundations of the old buildings, thereby preserving the medieval street layout. A number of churches are left in the historic part of Tbilisi. This is an area with many tourist shops, hotels, restaurants and cafes. It's the most scenic and touristy part of Tbilisi. Despite the dearth of ancient structures, the area is quite pleasant to walk around and scenic.

01 Ioane Shavteli street 02 Rezo Gabriadze marionette theater 03 Anchiskhati basilica 04 Patriarchate of Georgia 05 St Nicholas church 06 Staircase to Narikala fortress
07 Entrance to Narikala fortress 08 St Nicholas church 09 Narikala fortress tower 10 St George Armenian cathedral 11 St George Armenian church 12 St George Armenian cathedral
13 Hotel Elesa 14 St George Armenian church 15 Open air cafe 16 Kote Afkhazi street 17 Synagogue
18 Restaurants in Erekle street 19 Massage parlour 20 Narikala fortress and peace bridge 21 Narikala fortress and peace bridge 22 Anchiskhati basilica
23 Patriarchate of Georgia cross 24 Hotel Sharden Villa 25 Old cellar 26 Jan Shardeni street 27 Restaurants in Bambis Rigi street 28 Synagogue
29 Mama Daviti church 30 Mtatsminda pantheon 31 Mtatsminda pantheon 32 Mother of Stalin tomb 33 Mama Daviti church
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