University sights in Tbilisi
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School Number 1 was gutted in the 1991-92 fighting, but was reconstructed soon after. It was founded in 1802 to prepare sons of the Georgian nobility for the Russian Civil Service. In front of the school are statues of the 19th-century writers and reformers Ilia Chavchavadze and Akaki Tsereteli.
Vake's main claim to fame is Tbilisi State University, near the start of Chavchavadzis gamziri. The main university building, circa 1906, is elegant, white and neoclassical. It was originally a school for the nobility.