The whole history of Tbilisi seems to be intertwined in this square. A bridge of Metehi passes through Kura River towards the Metehi cliffs, where is an equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali of the founder of Tbilisi. The Jewish quarter rises the right bank of the river. The old town lasts along the river with his churches and narrow passages. The monument to the poet Sayat Nova stands on the square itself. He wrote love lyrics, "enchanted" poems in Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani and embodied the historical unique mixing and coexistence of these peoples.