Later, a collective farmer’s market was opened in the lower park of market bullding, where there is now a Carrefour supermarket, and the place came to be called Kolmeurneoba (“collective farming”) Square. A large market was routinely held there on Sundays, with soldiers bringing their coats, boots, and other objects to sell. It is also said that the first Christmas tree in Tbilisi was sold there. Today there lies a beautiful garden, a fountain, a modern supermarket, and flower stalls where the market used to be.
Its 19th-20th-century architecture gives the square a special charm. During restoration work carried out on Orbeliani Square in 2019, a total of 20 buildings were renovated, 13 of which are Cultural Heritage Monuments.
At Orbeliani Square, you can buy environmentally-safe products, flowers, and souvenirs, and you can leisurely enjoy shops and café-bars. In addition, Kashveti St. George Church, April 9 and Giorgi Leonidze Gardens are all only a few minutes’ walk away from the square.