Presidential palace

In 2003 the Revolution of Roses occurred at Georgia, removing president Eduard Shevardnadze and replacing him by the leader of the opposition, Mikheil Saakashvili. In the upcoming years Saakashvili successfully fought corruption and developed the country. He brought western architects to თბილისი and built modern elements like the Bridge of Peace, the Rike Concert Hall or the new presidential palace at Avlabari, high above river Mtkwari.

The latter was designed after the Deutscher Bundestag at Berlin, Germany. The glass dome has a slightly different shape but the reference is clearly visible. After the time of Mikheil Saakashvili the presidential palace is not used by the president of Georgia anymore, it is now known as the State Palace of Ceremonies and used for special events. In 2023 the palace became well-known in Germany: in a promotional movie the German political party CDU by incident didn’t use a picture of the Bundestag, but of the presidential palace at თბილისი. The laugh is always on the loser.

სახელმწიფო ცერემონიების სასახლე
State Palace of Ceremonies
თბილისი / Tbilisi

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