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.

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
34 Narikala fortress 35 Narikala fortress 01 Tbilisi opera statue 02 Tbilisi opera 03 Tbilisi opera
04 Marriott hotel 05 Kashveti church 06 Kashueti church 07 Kashveti church 08 Kashueti church interior 09 Kashveti church interior
10 Kashveti church interior 11 Parliament building 12 Freedom square 13 Monument 14 Information centre on NATO and EU
15 Baratashvili street 16 Mural art 17 City walls 18 Celebration dancing statue 19 Ambassadori casino hotek 20 Georgiann wine center
21 Monument of St George 22 Georgian flag 23 Bridge of peace 24 Tbilisi City Assembly 25 Tbilisi City Assembly 26 Old City Wall restaurant
27 Baratashvili street at night 01 Presidential palace 02 Presidential palace 03 Cafe Flowers 04 Queen Darejan palace
05 Queen Darejan palace 06 Queen Darejan palace 07 Hotel Kopala 08 Metekhi church of Assumption 09 Metekhi church
10 Rike park 11 Rike park 12 Tbilisi philharmonic 13 Sameba cathedral 14 Metekhi church of Assumption
15 Metekhi churchand Sameba cathedral 16 Sameba cathedral 17 Kartlis Deda statue 18 Sameba cathedral at night 19 Presidential palace 20 Sameba cathedral
21 Sameba clock tower 22 Sameba clock tower 23 Sameba cathedral 24 Metekhi church of Assumption
01 East Point mall 02 East Point mall 03 Inner court 04 East Point mall
05 Mall interior 06 East Point mall 07 East Point mall 08 East Point mall
09 Inner court 10 East Point mall 11 Pedestrian area 12 Pedestrian area 13 East Point mall
14 Fountain 15 Parking and hypermarket 16 Parking and hypermarket
01 Tbilisi airport 02 Kura river 03 Tourist boats 04 Kura river 05 Kura river
06 Kura river 07 Kura river 08 Bridge of peace 09 Panorama view
10 Panorama view 11 Tbilisi skyline 12 Shangri La casino at night
13 Tbilisi airport 14 Tbilisi airport 15 Tbilisi airport
16 Tbilisi airport 17 Tbilisi airport departure hall 18 Tbilisi airport gate area
19 Tbilisi skyline
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