To the north and west of the historic core, roughly starting from the Freedom square lies an area of buildings erected during the Russian and Soviet periods, in the 19th and 20th centuries. These are mostly buildings in neoclassical architectural style. This area has a lot in common with other capitals or major cities of former Soviet republics, such as for instance Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) or Almaty (Kazachstan). The Tbilisi Opera building (Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi) lies in the Shota Rustaveli avenue. Initially built in 1851 in neo-Moorish style, it was damaged and rebuilt several times, most recently in 2016. The Kashveti church in Rustaveli avenue was built between 1904 and 1910.
01 Tbilisi opera statue 02 Tbilisi opera 03 Tbilisi opera 04 Marriott hotel 05 Kashveti church
06 Kashueti church 07 Kashveti church 08 Kashueti church interior 09 Kashveti church interior 10 Kashveti church interior
11 Parliament building 12 Freedom square 13 Monument 14 Information centre on NATO and EU
15 Baratashvili street 16 Mural art 17 City walls 18 Celebration dancing statue 19 Ambassadori casino hotek
20 Georgiann wine center 21 Monument of St George 22 Georgian flag 23 Bridge of peace 24 Tbilisi City Assembly
25 Tbilisi City Assembly 26 Old City Wall restaurant 27 Baratashvili street at night
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