We rode two of the cable cars. In both cases a local resident went out of their way to point out a great viewpoint to visit at the top.
There is almost no overnight accommodation in this town of 30,000. We ended up staying at an Airbnb apartment located in a typical Soviet style apartment block.
Chiatura from the top of a nearby hill
View from the balcony of our apartment
Stairwell in the apartment block
In contrast, our modern apartment
One of the cable cars that we rode in
Car climbing to the top
The other cable car we rode
Residential street in Chiatura