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The name of city is related to hot sulfurous waters existing at its territory: "tbili" means warm in Georgian. Before 1936 the city was called "Tfilis".
First settlement was appeared in Tbilisi in IV century. In the middle of the V century King of Kartli Vakhtang Gorgasali begun to build the city here, while his successor Dachi declared Tbilisi a capital of Georgia, In VIII-XII centuries Tbilisi was under the sway of Muslims, and Arabian Emir governed here, In XVI-XVIII it was under the sway of Persians and Osmans, and in XIX-XX centuries under the authority of Russians. In VI-VIII and XV-XVIII centuries Tbilisi was the capital of Kindom of Kartli, and in XII-XV centuries – of Kingdom of Georgia.
In 1801-1917 it was the centre of Caucasus region (vicegerency) of Russian Empire, while in 1918 and 1922-1936 was the centre of Transcaucasus federation.
In 1918-1921 Tbilisi was a capital of Georgian democratic republic, while from 1991 became the capital of independent country Georgia.
Spirit of this city and tolerance of Georgians is testified by the fact that in Old Tbilisi, throughout one small street are located three Christian (Orthodox, Catholic and Gregorian) churches, Muslim mosque and Jewish Synagogue. Old Tbilisi is the historical part of the city and from 2007 it is a candidate for a list of

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Cathedral of St. Virgin Mary (Sioni) was built on the edge of VI-VII centuries AD. Due to pillage of invaders, the cathedral went through numerous changes. The last refurbishment works were conducted in Sioni in 1983.

Abanotubani is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulfuric baths. Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city – the place, where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali's falcon ell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.

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Narikala is a historical citadel and main fortress of Tbilisi. The term Narikala is a Persian word and was used to call the fortress in XVII century. In 2000 the Church of St. Nicholas and a fence were restored.

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Metekhi is the oldest settlement of Tbilisi. It is located in Avlabari, on the rocky height of left bank of river Mtkvari. It used to be a Royal residence.The very name of Metekhi derives from this fact. Metekhi in old Georgian means "territory around the palace". Today's church is an edifice with a central dome.

Mtatsminda, or Mount of St. Father David is located to the west from downtown Tbilisi, at the bifurcation of Trialeti mountain range, 700 meters above the sea level. The name of the mount and the Church is linked to the life and activity of St. Father David of Gareji – one of the thirteen Assyrian saints. In the middle of the VI century AD he set up here a small site of worship and a cell. In the IX century AD the Church of Virgin Mary of Iveria was built here. That is why the mount of St. Father David has been given a second name – Mtatsminda (means "holy mount").

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Anchiskhati Church is the only survived church of the first five churches built in Tbilisi in 5th century. This three-nave basilica was dedicated to the Virgin Mary but in 17th century acquired appellation of Anchiskhati, as the Anchiskhati icon was moved to this church from the Monastery of Anchi in the southwest of the country. The icon dates from the twelfth century and is the work of Beka Opizari - a famous goldsmith of the period.
In front of entrance to the church, stands an elegant bell tower, typical of the late medieval Georgian style.

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