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Cableways Chiatura

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Old rusty cable cars from the Stalin era > Brilliant!

From our base in Kutaisi we pre-planned a trip (with Kutaisi Trip Station) out to Chiatura just to... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

These metal cabins look scary but it's a way of life for the locals. We had a great time mingling... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Pune, India
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

From our base in Kutaisi we pre-planned a trip (with Kutaisi Trip Station) out to Chiatura just to do the Cable Cars. It is a 90 minute journey in a taxi from Kutaisi over some pretty poor road conditions. Once in Chiatura, the main (and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

These metal cabins look scary but it's a way of life for the locals. We had a great time mingling with curious locals who laughed at us when we told them we came all the way from India just to ride these cable cars :)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank meetamitpandey
Reviewed August 9, 2018

There's something about it, that makes this place unique, the old falling apart USSR technologie is still being used. I mean, around every corner in Georgia you'll fine abandoned communist structures, But here, they work and people use them. Although, being an engineer and after...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 629kv
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend that everyone visits this place. The location of the city is outstanding and its people are extremely friendly and helpful. It is easy to go there from Kutaisi by marshrutkas. You can combine your trip by visiting the Khatski Pillar. The new...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tamás L
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Visited Chiatura on Sunday 10 June to see cable cars using privately arranged tour. The cable cars do work on Sundays and are free to ride. We found two routes operating with the remainder either intact and out of use or derelict. There are additionally...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sellinleeds
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This town is simply unbelievable. Tourism is growing, but you still get those looks from kids and older folks when you’re here because there is little tourism. The cable cars themselves are amazing Soviet engineering. Rickety, rusty, falling apart and there is a calling button...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Дункан А
Reviewed February 22, 2018

While travelling to Georgia we organised a day trip from Tbilisi to visit some parts of the country 'off the beaten track'. Our first stop was Katskhi pillar - impressive to see the monastery on the rock (from below) and meet one of the monks....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Chiatura is one of the places where time has stopped ... It is a small town in central Georgia located on the slopes of the valley created by the Kwirila River. In the 19th century, huge deposits of manganese and carbonates were discovered in these...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Adam K
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

When you visit Chiatura - do your best to find out about all the cabeways. The 2 you’ll find in the north part of the city center are both very fascinating and well worth using. In addition you should also consider to visit the ones...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

When you are looking from cable car all town, you can realise what was soviet union. I was watching 100 years facilities, workers still making tolls using this machinery. You can visit cable cars all around town, also see manufacturing process.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Davit B
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October 2, 2018|
Response from meetamitpandey | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 2 cable cars within the town are operational (we visited August-end). Both start from the main cable car station and go in opposite directions, with great views of the town. Another one is slightly outside of the town... More