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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Roman Samkharadze (6 months ago)
I recommend to take a tram to the mountain and then just walk down to monastery. It’s cheaper and very nice walk
John Mc Elv (6 months ago)
Beautiful church situated high above Tbilisi. The views alone are worth going up here for. The church itself is accent and inside cameras are not allowed.
neme (10 months ago)
One of my favourite experiences in Tiblisi and a must especially that it is free. Different ways to get up there. I did it through the trail hike which wasn't that far but can be difficult since the trail can be small some times and I wouldn't recommend the trail if it was raining. The graveyard headstone and really unique and intimate. I recommend reading online about each one. The view is beautiful from there and there are benches so you can sit their for a long time. I didn't go into the church but it looked beautiful. There is also spring water near the church if you need to refill your water bottle.
Zuhat Nas (14 months ago)
There is a steep hill road to reach it. It has an excellent view of the city from above. It can also be reached by Funicular, but since the price of the Funicular is high, it is preferable to go here on foot. There are mausoleums of important names for the city here.
Aliaksandr Danilau (2 years ago)
Very picturesque place full of inner power. Pantheon is laying right under the cliff, what makes it covered with shadow giving cool and fresh air in a hot sunny day. Right from top viewpoint you can see the roofs of old Tbilisi with a wide landscape of stone jungles. Beautiful monuments gives this place a mysterious vibe. You can get into church for a service or take consecrated water in several spring points.
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