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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Daniel Hutmacher Ejsing (8 months ago)
Beautiful place, amazing view!
Samuela Davidova (9 months ago)
My favorite place to go. Beautiful view
sopio chitanava (9 months ago)
Mtatsminda Pantheon of Georgian Writers and Public Figures - the burial place of prominent writers, public figures, scientists and artists in Tbilisi, on the slope of Mtatsminda, in the vicinity of Mamadaviti Church. The idea of ​​establishing a pantheon on Mtatsminda arose in 1915 during the days of Akaki Tsereteli's funeral; The Pantheon opened in 1929, on the 100th anniversary of the death of Alexander Griboyedov, who was buried here.
Olga Vereshchagina (11 months ago)
It's worth visiting
giorgi salamashvili (14 months ago)
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 mark the centenary of Griboyedov's death during his time as the Russian ambassador. The Pantheon was conceived of as a symbol of collective identity of Georgia. 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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