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The Museum of Axel Bakounts is a typical Goris villa with stone walls and a veranda looking onto a courtyard. The museum was the home of writer Axel Bakounts (or Bakunts), who died in Stalin’s 1937 purges...
About 2km northwest of the avtokayan is the village of Verisheen, which houses the ancient Surp Hripsime Church...
The Museum of Ancient History displays Bronze Age knives, traditional costumes, carpets and other locally found artefacts...
Facing the park is the Museum of History , with some carpets and ethnographical displays beside maps and historical information, mostly labelled in Armenian with some English...
On a quiet residential street, the quirky, ivy-choked Bottle House is a building-cum-artwork created by İbragim Caffarov using beer, champagne and water bottles.
East of town is the 1991 Nizami Mausoleum , a space shuttle–shaped tomb-tower flanked by a series of inspired sculptures depicting scenes from Nizami’s works. A vast aluminium smelter forms an incongruous backdrop.
The city historical museum is worth wandering into if you are killing time in Kapan and need to catch up on your Syunik regional history. Among the thousands of artefacts are 19th-century swords, carpets and kilims.
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