Abandoned Soviet Factory

Cultural & Theme Tours in Alaverdi

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Abandoned factories are real hidden treasures that Armenia inherited from Soviet Era. These are exceptional attractions full of unusual machines and objects. Perfect for Instragramers!After the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991 Armenia faced difficult times. Most of the big factories had to shut down their doors and were completely abandoned. Nowadays it is impossible for those factories to revive as the industry and technology have far been developped. At present their main function is to stay as beautiful as they are now. They have become great attractions for those who are interested in history, engineering and architecture or just to experience an off the beaten track in a really unusual place once in Armenia.We are happy to give an opportunity to our travellers to discover ghost factories in Armenia.The tour is being held in Lori Region 140 kms far from Yerevan
The tour starts form the Republic Square at 09:00 am.Even though the main goal of this tour is to discover an abandoned soviet factory we will have other attractions to visit on the way like the most popular bakery in Armenia and Kobayr Monastery.Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 am. one way is about 140 kms, it may seem a lot to cover but the advantage is that the guide will have plenty of time to tell you about Armenia's history during Soviet Era.You will have a little stop in Vanadzor City where you can see on of the biggest Chemical Factories in Soviet Union. And then when we arrive at the factory near Alaverdi, we will be guided by a local who is preserving guarding the abandoned factory. He will explain us what was the main activity of the factory and we will discover with him its different facilities. After lunch we will get back to Yerevan.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch