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Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. In 1989, it had a population of about 30,000. Wikipedia
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Soviet past - Private day tour to Chiatura, Katskhi pillar and Chronicles
Discover the non-touristic Georgia on this full day trip to the macabre town of Chiatura - once a modern mining town with highest number of cable cars, it resembles a ghost town today with its abandoned mines, empty apartments and decaying Soviet architecture. The time seems to stand still here and so you can take a ride in one of the last rusty cable cars, overlooking the factories, enjoy the panorama view from the half-abandoned concrete settlements on the hills and see a morbide dedication to Stalin here and there. On our tour we also visit the country side of Imereti region, that builds a contrast to industrial Chiatura - the ancient holy pillar of Katskhi with a tiny church on top or the rock hew Mgvimevi convent with frescoes from XIV century.
Soviet Story - Private day trip to Chiatura, Stalin's museum and Katskhi pillar
This is a tour throughout which guests will visit Stalin's museum in his birth town of Gori where it will be possible to see the house he was born in, the wagon he was traveling with while he was the head of the Soviet Union and the museum which describes his Bolshevik life. Moreover, the main part of the tour includes the visit to a mining town of Chiatura which gives the real Soviet feeling and looks exactly it looked like 50 years ago. Also during the tour guests will be able to visit Katskhi pillar with a monastery on top of it which is one of the strangest natural structures in the whole country.
One Day Private Tour To Chiatura and Katskhi Pillar
If you wish to explore off the beaten path sights, this one day tour to Katskhi pillar and Chiatura from Tbilisi might be interesting. You will see a monastery on 40 m high hill, where monk Maxime has been living in solitude for 25 years. The Katskhi pillar will gift you breathtaking views, and you will feel the silence of this place. Plunge into the Soviet time visiting Chiatura. Look around the town riding communism-era cable cars.
Chiatura. Soviet Past in the present. + Katskhi pillar
The tour is great for all photographers Our guides will show you the all interesting and important places in Chiatura. You will visit with us soviet time cable cars. (they are in use)
Frozen in Time Chiatura and Sky pillar Katskhi
We will explore Soviet period mining town of Chiatura. Rise up by cable car to the top of the mount. Feel the unique atmosphere of ancient Katskhi pillar and Mgvimevi Monastery.