Mother of Georgia

Sculpture Made by Elguja Amashukeli

Mother of Georgia as known Kartlis Deda is a monument in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill next to the Narikala Fortress in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-meter aluminum figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. Mother of Georgia 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.

The best way to get to the mother of Georgia monument is by the cable car. In addition from the hill, beautiful view of Tbilisi. There are a lot of street musicians who perform sweet music most of the time.

Near the monument Mother of Georgia, you will find Tbilisi Botanical Garden which has a collection of rare plants. Additionally, to hike in the Botanical Garden among the fresh air and pure nature is fun. Also there is a zip line strung from the 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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