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26 May Square is located on the conjunction of Kostava Street and Gamsakhurdia (former Pekini) Avenue. It was constructed in the 1950s and was named after Sergo Orjonikidze (Georgian Bolshevik, later member of the CPSU Politburo and close friend to Joseph Stalin). By that time it was the largest square in Tbilisi. Later the square was renamed after 26 May, Independence day of Georgia. 

The square changed its face in the 2000s, following the reconstruction of the Hotel “Adjara” complex.
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26 May Square

26 May Square is located on the conjunction of Kostava Street and Gamsakhurdia (former Pekini) Avenue. It was constructed in the 1950s and was named after Sergo Orjonikidze (Georgian Bolshevik, later member of the CPSU Politburo and close friend to Joseph Stalin). By that time it was the largest square in Tbilisi. Later the square was renamed after 26 May, Independence day of Georgia.

The square changed its face in the 2000s, following the reconstruction of the Hotel “Adjara” complex.

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Left Image:

  • Year: Year Unknown
  • Source: burusi.wordpress.com
  • Photographer: Unknown

Right Image:

  • Year: 2013
  • Source: JumpStart Georgia
  • Photographer: Irakli Chumburidze

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