Kartlis Deda statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.



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Founded: 1958
Category: Statues in Georgia

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Sema Alim Dalgıç (4 months ago)
Climb here for the view of Tbilisi. First, take a little tour of Rike Park. Then go up with the cable car. You will get fresh air. It has a beautiful view. There are too many vendors on the way. Pay attention to them. enjoy the view
Vinu Balachandran (5 months ago)
An iconic monument which can be visible from anywhere in Tbilisi.. holding sword in one hand to protect and wine in other hand to welcome the visitors. You can reach there in a cable car. and view from there is fantastic.
Ria Vinuya (6 months ago)
We had a mistake coming here, we didn’t know that we can take a cable coming here, we are using google maps and the maps told us we can do by walking and so we did walked! ?? it’s not just a walk but more of like a hiked!! Hahahah So to everyone who want to come here, just take the cable car which is about 7.50 gel each as I remember. Heheheh but no regrets. The view is amazing!! It’s breathtaking, we had a photo with mother of Georgia but just on the back as she is facing the whole city. In here, you can also buy some souvenirs and have some coffee or coolers and just enjoy the view. ??
Arwa AbuKashef (8 months ago)
Such a marvellous spot, and view and feeling i got when i was close to it! I liked it, and i think it's designer's sense is an excellent one ? U can pick a fruit cup, ice cream, chimney ice cream and many sovinours ,,, i wanted to visit the botanical garden , but got busy
Danesh Pishe Institute (8 months ago)
Very beautiful view of Tbilisi from here. But you can not take photo of the front side of the statue there, still worth the visit. You can go there by telecabin with metro electronic card, or climb up too many stairs. If you use stairs for going up or down, you can visit Narikala castle, sulfur bath, and Jomma mosque on the way.
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