The Monument of Vakhtang I Gorgasali was built in 1967. The sculptor of this monument is Elguja Amashukeli. Therefore, the location is perfect, just in the old part of the city near the Metekhi church.
Vakhtang I Gorgasali or Vakhtang the Wolf Head was the King of Iberia during the late 5th and early 6th centuries. He led his people, in an ill-fated alliance with the Eastern Roman Empire, into a lengthy struggle against the Sassanid Iranian hegemony. Moreover, Vakhtang is credited with the foundation of several towns, castles, and monasteries across Georgia, including the nation’s capital Tbilisi. So, the Georgian orthodox church declared the king a saint.
Infrastructure around the Monument of Vakhtang I Gorgasali:
- Free parking place.
- All the main sites of the old part of Tbilisi, such as Abanotubani, Meidani, Legvtakhevi, Cable rope to Narikala fortress, and even the Bridge of Peace.
How to get there:
- Metro: Avlabari
- Bus: Europe Square
- By Marshrutkas (Minivans)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
Tours via to Monument of Vakhtang I Gorgasali
- The entrance fee is free.
- Take a good camera. You will have amazing views.
- Visit the pale to see the iconic statue. For sure, the view from here is an added perk!