Statues of famous people decorating Tbilisi
27 October, 2018
Statues and monuments remind passersby about history of the country and its prominent people. In the video above we have collected almost every famous statue in Tbilisi. Some of them stand on their places for decades.

Here is a list of people described in the video:

David IV, also known as David the Builder was a king of Georgia from 1089 until his death in 1125.

The Deda Ena statue is a commemorative monument to the Georgian language. Deda Ena means
Mother Tongue. April 14 is the Day of the Mother Tongue, marking the 14 April 1978 protests to retain the Georgian language as the official language in Georgia. The monument was erected in the 1983.


Elene Akhvlediani was a 20th-century Georgian painter, graphic artist, and theater decorator. Akhvlediani is famous for her depictions of Georgian towns, for her illustrations for the works of Ilia Chavchavadze and Vazha-Pshavela, and for designing plays in the Marjanishvili Theater in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Galaktion Tabidze (November 17, 1892 – March 17, 1959) was a leading Georgian poet of the twentieth century whose writings profoundly influenced all subsequent generations of Georgian poets.

Giorgi Saakadze the Grand Mouravi (c. 1570 – October 3, 1629) was a Georgian politician and military commander who played an important but contradictory role in the politics of the early 17th-century Georgia.

Ilia Chavchavadze (8 November 1837 — 12 September 1907) was a Georgian writer, political figure, poet, and publisher who spearheaded the revival of the Georgian national movement in the second half of the 19th century, during the Russian rule of Georgia. He is Georgia's "most universally revered hero."

Akaki Tsereteli (1840–1915) was a prominent Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure.

Ioane Petritsi also referred as John Petritsi was a Georgian Neoplatonist philosopher of the 11th-12th century, active in the Byzantine Empire and Kingdom of Georgia, best known for his translations of Proclus, along with an extensive commentary. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy describes Petritsi as "the most significant Georgian medieval philosopher" and the "most widely read Georgian philosopher."


Konstantine Gamsakhurdia (May 3, 1893 – July 17, 1975) was a Georgian writer and public figure, who, along with Mikheil Javakhishvili, is considered to be one of the most influential Georgian novelists of the 20th century.

Kartlis Deda (Mother of a Kartli or Mother of a Georgian) is a monument in Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary.

Niko Pirosmani simply referred to as Nikala (1862–1918), was a Georgian primitivist painter who posthumously rose to prominence.

The Muse statue in front of the Tbilisi Concert Hall in Tbilisi was erected in 1971.

The Freedom Monument, commonly known as the St. George Statue, is a memorial located in Tbilisi, Georgia, dedicated to the freedom and independence of the Georgian nation. Unveiled in 2006 in Tbilisi's central square, the monument of granite and gold is 35 metres (115 ft) high and is easily spotted from any point of the city. The actual statue — 5.6 metres (18 ft) tall, made of bronze and covered with gold — is a gift to the city from its creator, Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli.

Shota Rustaveli (c. 1160—after c. 1220), mononymously known simply as Rustaveli, was a medieval Georgian poet. He is considered to be the preeminent poet of the Georgian Golden Age and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature. Rustaveli is the author of The Knight in the Panther's Skin, which is considered to be a Georgian national epic poem.


Vakhtang I Gorgasali (c. 439 or 443 – 502 or 522), of the Chosroid dynasty, was a king of Iberia, natively known as Kartli (eastern Georgia) in the second half of the 5th and first quarter of the 6th century.

Statue of Man and tiger or tiger and fellow - the monument inspired by the folk ballad "Of the Man and Tiger" authored by Elguja Amashukeli (1984) in the Digomi neighborhood of Tbilisi, Georgia.

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