Mtatsminda Pantheon

Tbilisi, Georgia

The Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures is a necropolis in Tbilisi, where some of the most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes of Georgia are buried. It is located in the churchyard around St David’s Church 'Mamadaviti' on the slope of Mount Mtatsminda and was officially established in 1929. Atop the mountain is Mtatsminda Park, an amusement park owned by the municipality of Tbilisi.

The first celebrities to be buried at this place were the Russian writer Alexander Griboyedov (1795–1829) and his Georgian wife Nino Chavchavadze (1812–1857). The Pantheon was officially opened in 1929 to celebrate the centenary of Griboyedov’s death in Iran. Since then, several illustrious Georgians have been buried or reburied there. The Pantheon is administered by the Government of Tbilisi and is frequented by locals as well as the city’s visitors.

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Founded: 1929
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Georgia

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Otar Melia (15 months ago)
Famous Georgian's Cemetery
Gautami Biswas (15 months ago)
One can reach this place by taking a ride on a funicular by paying one lari or simply walk up through the steeply winding hill, like we did. From the top you get amazing views of the city. There is a small church also that is pretty charming. Overall a very nice place to visit.
Ilia Chkadua (16 months ago)
My best place
VladimirZ (18 months ago)
Good place to spend with a kids. Nice view on city, Caucasian range seen if weather is clear. Beautiful park
Gelo Petsvona (2 years ago)
Wow, this place is awesome, if you can get there. We walked up a really steep hill, but if you can you should visit a small chapel on the right side of the church. It is really cool. You will need to listen to a preacher for a couple of minutes and make a small donation, but than you will be able to see what we saw. Take a look at my pictures.
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