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Metekhi church and the statue of the founder of Tbilisi – Vakhtang Gorgasali, are located next to the Rike Park. This is a huge heritage sight for Georgians, because this is where we think the first ever Christian church in Tbilisi stood. The structure that stands here is from the 13th century. Since than it’s seen many attacks and destruction, but still – it stands strong.

Another interesting fact about Metekhi is that it was used as a prison in Russian Empire and Soviet times. On the walls you’ll find Grafitti “tags” left by the political prisoners.

These are the top 10 things you most definitely need to see in the old town. But there’s more!