Metekhi (Metechi; Georgian: მეტეხი) is a historic neighborhood of Tbilisi, Georgia, located (42.92N 44.34E) on the elevated cliff that overlooks the Mtkvari river. The neighborhood is home to the eponymous Metekhi Church of Assumption.
The district was one of the earliest inhabited areas on the city’s territory. According to traditional accounts, King Vakhtang I Gorgasali erected here a church and a fort which served also as a king’s residence; hence comes the name Metekhi which dates back to the 12th century and literally means “the area around the palace”. Tradition holds that it was also a site where the 5th-century martyr lady Saint Shushanik was buried. However, none of these structures have survived the Mongol invasion of 1235.
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Ebrahim Zarepoor | Oct 2, 2017
Nice. Don't miss this.
Janice Dias | Dec 10, 2017
Nice place... but the view of the statue is better from a distance .... along the way you can find cheap souvenirs to take home...
Nima K | Apr 9, 2018
Beautiful and unique statue of the famous Georgian king
Vladimer Shioshvili | Jan 16, 2018
One of few symbols of Georgia. Go take a picture. Now!
David Tevzadze | Dec 3, 2017
Vakhtang I Gorgasali (Georgian: ვახტანგ I გორგასალი, Vaxt’ang 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.
Wasielah Dollie | Aug 15, 2018
Beautiful especially at night.
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