Meidani Square - FREE WALKING TOUR - TBILISI HACK
May 7, 2020

Meidani Square

 The Meidani Square Georgia Free Walking Tour Tbilisi
The Meidani Square Georgia Free Walking Tour Tbilisi

Attractions in Tbilisi


In Tbilisi – the capital of Georgia – many cultures can be seen. Streets, Orthodox churches, fancifully decorated buildings and architectural monuments.

Meidani Square


One of the main attractions in Tbilisi is Meidani Square, where all guests of the capital of Georgia should visit. Meidan – one of the central squares of the Old City, located by the Kura River. In the immediate vicinity of Meidan are the sulfur baths of Abanotubani, which beginning the whole history of the city of Tbilisi.

Meidani Square

The Meidani Square Georgia Free Walking Tour Tbilisi
The Meidani Square Georgia Free Walking Tour Tbilisi

One of the main attractions in Tbilisi is Meidani Square, where all guests of the capital of Georgia should visit. Meidan – one of the central squares of the Old City, located by the Kura River. In the immediate vicinity of Meidan are the sulfur baths of Abanotubani, which beginning the whole history of the city of Tbilisi

Cultures

Many cultures are located in the area of ​​the square: at 50 meters – a synagogue, at 100 meters – the main Orthodox church of Sioni, at 70 meters – a church that Georgians share with the Armenians every day. Because of this, Meidan is also called the area of ​​five churches. There commercial buildings has not yet crowded out the lives of people, this can be seen every day.

History of Meidani

This is the oldest trade area in the former Tiflis. The square is located between the two oldest blocks of the city – Abanotubani and Kala – and is connected by a bridge wiht Metekhi district. On the square was the main bazaar of the city, where was traded locals and visiting traders. Several times the name of the square has been changed and the first name was the Fortress(Крепостная-Krepostnaya). After that it began to be called Lower (Nijnaya-Нижняя), and from 1851 to 1958 – the Tatar Meidan. In 1958, the square received the name of the Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgosali. But the local population is still called it Meidan Square.

Modern Meidan

The Meidani Square Georgia Free Walking Tour Tbilisi
The Meidani Square Georgia Free Walking Tour Tbilisi

The Square was reconstructed more than once, it didn’t have the atmosphere, which it was before. But, now Meidan with certainty can be called the center of the city, a meeting place for tourists and locals, a starting point for exploring the old districts of the city. On the square there are many cafes with terraces and openwork balconies, souvenir shops with various trinkets. Recently, the inscription “I Love Tbilisi” was established on its territory. All visitors do not pass by without taking pictures on the background of the inscription, it’s the same as not to taste khinkali or khachapuri. Meidani Square can be called the heart of old Tbilisi: life is vibrant here all day and there are always crowded.