CHIATURA AND KATSKHI PILLAR URBEX TOUR
Chiatura is attracting travelers to off the beaten path to Katskhi pillar and authentic cable car stations. Enjoy abandoned soviet architecture frozen in time and go for Urban exploration.
On tour you will explore both hidden and visible parts of the town:
Katskhi pillar is a 40-meter high limestone monolith. At the top of this separate cliff, a monk has been living for 20 years. It is one of the most isolated places to live on the planet according to CNN.
Chiatura cable car was installed in 1954 by the Stalin government to get the workers more quickly to the mines. That’s why Chiatura often called “flying Venice”. Nowadays there are 20 ropeways.
Mghvimevi Monastery is caved remarkably in the rocks. That was built in the XIII century and has become more widely known as the place where the oldest ancestors have lived.
Chiatura abandoned places are the most exciting part of Chiatura. There are forgotten hospitals and palaces. Most of them were built in the Soviet Union. Almost every building, stadium, culture house or memorial will set you back in the Soviets.
Your trip to Chiatura will be full of adventures and you can explore a thin line between totally ancient and Soviets.
Tour price: Eur 35
English and Russian speaking local guide 3-4h
Transfer From Chiatura to Katskhi pillar and back
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How to get to Chiatura?
We can help you with the transfer or you can come by public bus. Feel free to contact us to get all the details!
This tour fits very well with Tskaltubo Urbex Tour, you can do both in 1 or even 2 days. Check out for more: link
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