Mtatsminda Pantheon

Mtatsminda Pantheon, Tbilisi

Mtatsminda Pantheon
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Sophie B
8 contributions
Sep 2021
We enjoyed the view and the atmosphere, but we were lost without a guide who would provide context to all the gravestones and stories behind these people.
Written 28 September 2021
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Piotr R
Warsaw, Poland20 contributions
May 2019
Mtatsminda Pantheon is a place important for all Georgians - and great Georgians are buried there! It is a quite place on the steep slope and you will like both this site of contemplation and the geat views on the way up or down...
Written 6 April 2020
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yerma4ok
Kharkiv, Ukraine202 contributions
Oct 2019
You can enter Pantheon if go down by the serpentine from mountain Mtatsminda, or rise up by the funiculars.
Here are the church and the graves of the famous Georgians, also the writer Griboyedov and his wife.
Note, all inscriptions are made in Georgian.
Also, here is a fantastic view of Tbilisi.
Written 11 February 2020
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK1,980 contributions
Sep 2019
We got off the funicular to visit here. It's a small complex - you walk down a series of steps under the station and the down the hillside slightly to get to the pantheon.

There are quite a few different graves here. We were lucky that they were ringing the bell for a service when we were here.
Written 5 January 2020
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atw0rld
Bonn, Germany125 contributions
Oct 2019
You can walk down the hill from Mtatsminda and then you will pass the Pantheon automatically - or vice versa.
Written 29 October 2019
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Beddington210
Deal, UK446 contributions
Sep 2019
Great views & gravestones were very interesting. Would recommend. Get off halfway up the lovely funicular - take 0.50GEL for the toilets!
Written 20 September 2019
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Giovanni
15 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beautiful place. Fantastic view. You can see all Tbilisi. It needs just 20-25 min to look around, but very impressive.
Written 2 July 2019
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Nicola C
4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Pantheon on Mtatsminda might be compared to Paris' Pere Lachaise in its significance. Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain) is where the 6th century Saint David of Gareji founded an Orthodox Monastic complex. A beautiful stone chapel adorned with mosaics covers the entrance to his cave cell where he resided. From that time forward this site has been considered hallowed ground. The Pantheon was established in the 1920's, and is the resting place of Georgia's most honored poets, artists, musicians, actors, scholars, and national heroes. Each monument is beautiful and unique. One of the most beautiful is to Prince Ilia Chavchavadze, canonized a Saint. The statue in his memorial was created by Jakob Nikoladze, a pupil of Rodin. Another moving tribute is to the Russian writer Griboyedov and his Georgian wife Princess Nino Chavchavadze. The view from here is quite amazing; on clear days one can see the snow-capped Caucasus mountains in the distance. Mtatsminda and the Pantheon are a sacred place where one can go to reflect, to observe beautiful sights, and to come closer to God in nature and within the holy church of Saint David of Garegi.
Written 24 May 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,516 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Perched on the hillside on the Mtatsminda side, up above Rustaveli Street, this is best accessed by the Funicular half way station, though they will charge you full fare for half journeys.

On addition to graves of famous people there is a delightful, new chapel bit at the dripping cave, which is a real gem
Written 19 May 2019
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,608 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Those who have read several of my 2000+ reviews know that I say exactly what I think. This time I only say that this was the highlight of Tbilisi for me, without saying why. Just this: the site has a hidden jewel. Do look in every corner. And don't come too close to closing time or the jewel might be out of your reach.
Written 17 May 2019
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