Tbilisi Freedom Square is located in the centre of Tbilisi and was built in the 19th century during the reign of Tsarist Russia, formerly known as Yerevan Square. In the Soviet era, it was renamed Lenin Square. After the independence of Georgia in 1991, it was renamed the Freedom Square. Now the Lenin statue on the square has been replaced by the St. George's Dragon Skull. To the east of Freedom Square is the old town of Georgia that existed before the 19th century. The buildings around the square were built in the Tsarist and Soviet era, including the Tbilisi City Hall, the National Gallery of Georgia, and the Marriott Hotel.