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Tbilisi then and now
20 July, 2018
Every city evolves and the story of its transformation is always interesting. The older the city, the more transformation it undergoes. Today we explore the transformation story of Tbilisi. The city was founded in the 5th century and since then, has been the capital of Georgia. It was invaded and destroyed many times, yet people managed to reconstruct and renovate it. In the past, during the various monarchies , Tbilisi remained a small city and maintained its historic appearance for years.
But from the 19th century, when the Russian Empire invaded Georgia, the city began to transform. New buildings – cinemas, operas and theatres were built.

It is worth mentioning , that the invasion of Georgia coincided with a period, when technologies were developing in every country, including Georgia Tbilisi started its own development in this area and new life as well. New squares were created and new residential areas .

During Soviet Union period, Tbilisi transformed from an old to a new city. Some new districts were created during Soviet times. Public parks like the Vake Park and others were also built at the time.

In the photographs below we show before and after pictures of the old and new Tbilisi. Drag your mouse right or left and enjoy photos of the city.


Agmashenebeli Avenue, Then and Now

Rustaveli Theater, Then and Now


Tbilisi State University, Then and Now


Paliashvili Opera House, Then and Now


National Youth Palace, Then and Now

Gmirta Moedani, Then and Now


Galaktioni Bridge, Then and Now


Radisson Blu Iveria, Then and Now


Vake Park from opposite sides, Then and Now





Meidani, Then and Now



Marjanishvili, Then and Now


Georgian Parliament, Then and Now

Freedom Square, Then and Now

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