Kartlis Deda

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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,194 contributions
Overlooking the city
Jul 2021 • Couples
This monument definitely comes to life at night, all lit up, and overlooking this beautiful city! You can see it from anywhere in the city!
Written July 27, 2021
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,243 contributions
Mother of Georgia
Feb 2020
The mother of Georgia, welcoming the visitors with wine, as sign of hospitality and menacing the enemies with the sword. The most famous landmark of Tbilisi
Written January 31, 2021
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,211 contributions
See the statue from the city below, go up to the statue to view the city from the top!
Feb 2020
The Mother of Georgia or Kartlis Deda as it is known in Georgian is a large statue located up a large hill, she is holding a glass of wine in her left hand to welcome guests, and a sword in her right hand to fight enemies and protect Tbilisi,
You can see the statue clearly from a lot of places in Tbilisi, but if you go up there as it is so large you will not be able to see it up close, so going up there is recommended but not to actually see the statue but to have a great view of the beautiful Tbilisi from above.
I recommend going up the hill using the cable car, visit the mother of Georgia & the Narikala Fortress, then go down from the other side through the lovely National Botanical Garden of Tbilisi city, You can also go down using the zipline in the Botanical Garden.
Written January 9, 2021
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The most recommended Tbilisi lookout point. An amazing panorama. Highly recommended. NOT 2 B MISSED.
Dec 2019
Our first encounter with the wonderful statue of "Mother Georgia" was when we got off the taxi that brought us from the airport to our hotel located up the hill in the Old City. As soon as we got out of the car, the huge and impressive statue was revealed to our eyes. Following the recommendation of the hostess at the hotel we decided that we go up from the hotel to the park where the statue is located on foot in the wonderful path that passes right by the hotel gate. A decision that turned out to be extremely successful for us. Climbing the trail up the hill was not difficult for 2 adult couples. The wonderful scenery and sights of Tbilisi and the "Mtkvari River" that were seen all along the way were worth the insignificant effort. You are invited to view the photos attached to my review. The stunning 20m high Aluminum sculpture of "Mother Georgia" stands in the center of a great park at the top of the "Sololaki Hill", one of the highest points in Tbilisi and can be seen from almost every corner of the city during the day and at night.
At the top of the mountain there are many souvenir stalls for tourists, food, and drinks. A trip of a few hours is highly recommended. We descended the mountain on the “Omega cable car” experience in itself.
Written November 20, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
The almighty Kartlis Deda!
Sep 2019
Just board one of the modern cable cars of Tbilisi's "Aerial Tramway" and after a short 10 minute ride you'll easily reach "Kartlis Deda", at the top of "Sololaki Hill"! The impressive monument is mostly known as "Mother Georgia" and marks the 1500th Anniversary of Tbilisi.The awesome aluminum 20m high sculpture, by Georgian acclaimed artist Elguja Amashukeli (the same sculptor of the nearby equestrian "Monument to King Vakhtang Gorgasali"), dates from 1958 and depicts a woman, wearing a Georgian national dress, with a bowl of wine in one hand for all those that came in peace. At her other hand, a sword for all enemies! A true symbol of the Georgian national character! "Narikala Fortress" is just a few steps away! Bring your cameras, fantastic views ofTbilisi and its "Mtkvari River" await you! Enjoy!
Written May 9, 2020
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,854 contributions
Symbol of Georgia
May 2019
The tall statue stands on top of a hill near the Narikala Fortress and the Botanical gardens and is easily visible from the river and the surrounding areas. The female statue holds a bowl of wine in one hand signifying hospitality to the guests and a sword in the other hand to defend against enemies.

There are people selling souvenirs and musicians near the statue. Being on top of a hill, the area offers excellent views over the city. The statue is easily reached by cable car.

This is a symbol of Georgia and is a must see for anyone visiting Tbilisi.
Written March 21, 2020
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK18,849 contributions
A colossal structure at the top of Sololaki Hill
Nov 2019 • Friends
Kartlis Deda - Mother of Georgia is a monument at the top of Sololaki Hill in Central Tbilisi. The statue is colossal and was created in 1958 by sculptor Elguja Amashukeli to celebrate Tbilisi's 1500th anniversary. We took the Aerial Tramway from Rike Park to Narikala Fortress and from there it was a 10 minute walk to Kartlis Deda. The statue is an absolute must see whilst in Tbilisi.
Written March 18, 2020
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Massoumbouko
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Nice walk and nice view
Mar 2020 • Family
Went there from old town using the stairs right under the statue. Quite steep but not too long. Went down on the fortress side. Makes for a nice tour with beautiful view of the old city and you can visit a small church on the way up.
Written March 7, 2020
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John1971NC
Riverton, WY267 contributions
Perfect symbol for Georgia
Feb 2020 • Solo
This monument reminds me a lot of the Statue of Liberty. The symbol behind the Mother of Georgia is just fascinating as she holds up a bowl of wine with one hand and draws a sword with the other. This is a must stop for anyone visiting Tbilisi, even though the visit only takes about 15-30 minutes. You can either walk up or take the cable car for a couple lari. I walked up.
Written February 19, 2020
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK1,980 contributions
Small but perfectly formed
Sep 2019
I liked the statue, however my friend did not like it as much. Although it's durable and well built, it's a lot smaller than some of the other 'Soviet Mother' statues (the one in Kiev is huge compared to this one).

In any case, it's worth checking out - you can see it well from most places in the city and if you want to see if close up, take the cable car and then walk back down via the fortress.
Written February 1, 2020
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