Orbeliani Square

Located at the heart of Tbilisi, enveloped by Tabukashvili, Atoneli, Vekua, and Purtseladze Streets, Orbeliani Square stands as a testament to the city's vibrant history and culture. The square, which was once a bustling hub for selling fresh produce from nearby villages in the early 19th century, has undergone various transformations over the years, each imprinting a distinct cultural touch to its identity.

Known as the Post Square in 1828, its name evolved to the Soldier's Market from 1876 to 1903 and then the Russian’s Market until the 1930s. Later, it gained popularity as Kolmeurneoba ("collective farming") Square, hosting a collective farmer's market in the lower park of the market building, now home to a modern Carrefour supermarket. Stories still circulate of the time when soldiers would bring their coats, boots, and other belongings to sell in a large market held every Sunday. It is even said that Tbilisi's first Christmas tree was sold in this square.

Today, Orbeliani Square offers a serene escape right in the city's center, complete with a beautiful garden, a charming fountain, and vibrant flower stalls. Visitors and locals alike frequent the square, drawn by the environmentally safe products, flowers, souvenirs, and the variety of shops and cafes lining the square.

But it's not just the commercial allure that defines Orbeliani Square. Its architectural grandeur, showcasing designs from the 19th and 20th centuries, grants it a unique charm. In 2019, the square underwent a significant restoration, resulting in the renovation of 20 buildings, 13 of which are recognized as Cultural Heritage Monuments.

The surrounding area of Orbeliani Square is also steeped in history and culture. A short walk will lead you to Kashveti St. George Church, April 9, and Giorgi Leonidze Gardens, offering an array of sites for cultural immersion and relaxation.

Adjacent to the square is the historic Trinity Church, a significant religious center in the 19th century Tbilisi. It carries the signature of many prominent figures such as Chavchavadze and Olga Guramishvili, Ekvtime Takaishvili and Nino Poltaratskaya, Ivane Machabeli, and Anastasia Bagraton-Davitashvili.

In addition, the square offers proximity to a variety of interesting places such as the Hotel Grandotel, Dry Bridge, Georgian Art Museum, along with an array of cafes and restaurants.

As a confluence of history, culture, commerce, and leisure, the renovated Orbeliani Square attracts a multitude of visitors, establishing itself as one of Tbilisi's most interesting and beautiful locales.

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