• Wedding Palace 

    Image: Sololackey under CC licence

  • Wedding Palace 

    Image: Vladimer Shioshvili under CC licence

Wedding Palace 

This exquisite Soviet-meets-postmodern fantasia was created by architect Viktor Jorbenadze and bankrolled by Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze. Designed primarily to host weddings, the building is a unification of male and female: its front elevation is in the form of an erect phallus (the testicles are side chapels); in a cross section it evokes the female reproductive system, with the bride and groom tying the knot in the womb. After the fall of the Soviet Union this cathedralic structure briefly became home to a Georgian billionaire but is once again available for receptions, openings and, of course, weddings.

28 Chakhruhadze Street