Gagra is a seaside resort in Abkhazia, a de facto republic in northwestern Georgia. It used to be a popular holiday destination until the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict broke out in 1992. Like much of Abkhazia, it has since become a shadow of its former self. The beaches are quiet and hundreds of its buildings lie abandoned, including this former sanatorium turned hotel, which we spotted looking overgrown on google maps. On our approach we saw what looked like a grand palace and thought we must have the wrong building, but sure enough it was the right one and turned out to be a bit of a stunner. Having looked online since we are by no means the first to visit here, and it even has a few reviews on trip advisor! Visited with elliot5200.
I may have got a bit carried away with photos of this entrance hall
The floor above
Not a bad view from the balcony
The back of the building was in worse condition
I could have spent longer in here but we had other stuff to see. Much of the town is abandoned, and indeed much of Abkhazia.
Thanks for looking.
Been wanting to get in this place ever since I saw it years ago. These are just a few pictures I took
The Ghajn Tuffieha Military Camp dates back to the late 19th century. By 1910, a formal military camp was in place consisting of timber ’Crimea Huts’ which were later replaced with more permanent masonry replacements,
Throughout the immediate post-war years up to the late 1960s, the Ghajn Tuffieha Camp represented one of the busiest spots on the island for military training for both British and NATO forces.
In the late 1970s the lower camp was converted into the Hal Ferh tourism accommodation complex.