Mother of Georgia, That monument you can see almost from any point in Tbilisi If you have ever wondered about the story behind it. Here you are!
Some people see it somehow similar to the liberty statue in New York City. However, It looks different, and there’s a different story behind it.
What is the Mother of Georgia story?
In 1958, the statue was erected on top of the Sololaki Mountains, when Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary.
Illustrious Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed a woman in Georgian ethnic costume of twenty meters aluminum figure.
She symbolizes the ethnic character of Georgia: in her left-hand greets those who come as friends with a bowl of wine and in her right hand a sword for those who come as enemies.
Georgians call the statue of Mother of Georgia Kartlis Deda; It’s essential to know if you will deal with some taxi drivers who don’t speak English.
How to get to Kartlis Deda statue?
The best way to get to the mother of Georgia monument is by the cable car since it costs only 2.5 GEL in one direction.
What to see near The mother of Georgia?
In addition to the fascinating view of Tbilisi, there are a lot of street musicians who perform sweet music most of the time. There is also some small market.
It’s noteworthy that the statue is near Tbilisi Botanical Garden which has a collection of rare plants. In addition to magnificent landscapes and waterfall. Hiking in The Botanical Garden among the fresh air and pure nature is fun. Also, There is a zip line strung from the hilltop Narikala Fortress overlooking the city, the track is 30 meters above the park and runs 270 meters to its destination platform in the center of the Garden.
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