Tbilisi City Assembly, Tbilisi

Tbilisi City Assembly, Tbilisi

The Tbilisi City Assembly, also known as the Tbilisi Sakrebulo or Tbilisi City Council, is the representative body of the city government in Tbilisi. It was established as part of the reforms instituted in 1991 when Georgia declared its independence from the Soviet Union. The Sakrebulos, including the one in Tbilisi, were created as the legislative branches of local government throughout the country.

The current location of the Tbilisi City Assembly is the result of a comprehensive and gradual reconstruction project that transformed a 19th-century city police building. Originally constructed during the Russian Empire in the 1830s, the building underwent multiple renovations over the last two centuries, giving it a distinct appearance. Initially, it served as the Chancellery of Chief Policemaster and later as a police department until 1879.

In 1878, a competition was held to remodel the building into the City Hall, and the winning design was created by architect Paul Stern. The exterior architecture of the building reflects the prevailing exotic style of that era, with a neo-Moorish design. A tower was added to the structure in 1910, and further expansions took place in 1912.

Today, the Tbilisi City Assembly stands as an important symbol of the city's history and governance. It serves as the meeting place for the city councilors who represent the interests of Tbilisi's residents and make decisions on matters concerning the city's administration, policies, and services.

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Tbilisi City Assembly on Map

Sight Name: Tbilisi City Assembly
Sight Location: Tbilisi, Georgia (See walking tours in Tbilisi)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Tbilisi, Georgia

Create Your Own Walk in Tbilisi

Create Your Own Walk in Tbilisi

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Tbilisi Introduction Walking Tour

Tbilisi Introduction Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles