Opposite the old town, on the eastern bank of the Kura river Tbilisi expands towards the east. In this part of the city there are only a few historic buildings. The Rike park was recently set up along the Kura river and is a pleasant recreation area. It is overlooked by the presidential palace. From the Rike park a cablecar leads to the Narikala fortress on a hill overlooking Tbilisi. The Sameba cathedral (Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, თბილისის წმინდა სამების საკათედრო ტაძარი in Georgian) is on a hill about 500m from the Kura river. It's an imposing, beautiful structure, built between 1995 and 2004. The 18th century Queen Darejan's palace is located above the Rike park and was residence of wife of the Georgian King Erekle II.
01 Presidential palace 02 Presidential palace 03 Cafe Flowers 04 Queen Darejan palace 05 Queen Darejan palace
06 Queen Darejan palace 07 Hotel Kopala 08 Metekhi church of Assumption 09 Metekhi church
10 Rike park 11 Rike park 12 Tbilisi philharmonic 13 Sameba cathedral 14 Metekhi church of Assumption
15 Metekhi churchand Sameba cathedral 16 Sameba cathedral 17 Kartlis Deda statue 18 Sameba cathedral at night 19 Presidential palace
20 Sameba cathedral 21 Sameba clock tower 22 Sameba clock tower 23 Sameba cathedral 24 Metekhi church of Assumption
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