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Cherkezi Dzor

Popular with Russian officers from the nearby army base, this restaurant is a great summer choice. Seating is in open pavilions surrounding the fish pools where your dinner will be caught to order. Those in the know…
Monastery in Gyumri


Marmashen's location deep in a river valley 10km northwest of Gyumri is unusual – medieval monasteries in Armenia were almost always constructed in elevated locations. There are three churches hewn from lovely apric…
Market in Gyumri


Gyumri's historic pak shuka (covered market) once occupied the land now occupied by Vardanants Sq. Levelled during the Soviet era, the stallholders moved their businesses a few blocks northeast, between Shahumian an…
Museum in Gyumri

Museum of the Aslamazyan Sisters

Artists Mariam (1907–2006) and Yeranuhi (1910–98) Aslamazyan were born in Bash-Shirak village near Gymuri and two floors of this handsome 19th-century building showcase a large collection of their brightly coloured …
Museum in Gyumri

Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life of Gyumri

Though burdened with an unwieldy name and meagre budget, Gyumri's major cultural institution tries hard to provide a satisfying visitor experience. Set in a grand but crumbling 1872 mansion, its collection focuses o…
Armenian in Gyumri

Polos Mukuch

In an historic building opposite the beer factory, this popular place prepares a mix of Armenian and Georgian dishes – kalla, stodgy khinkali (spicy meat dumplings), khashlama (beef and potato stew) and kebabs are p…
Church in Gyumri

Yot Verk

The 19th-century Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God, also known as Yot Verk or The Seven Wounds of the Holy Mother of God, is the seat of the Diocese of Shirak of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Church in Gyumri

Amenaprkich (All Saviours) Church

Badly damaged in the 1988 earthquake, this large church was constructed between 1858 and 1872 and consecrated in 1873.
Landmark in Gyumri

City Hall

Gyumri's local government offices and tourist information office are located in this large building on Vardanants Sq.
Church in Gyumri

Surp Nishan

The church of the Holy Sign was built in 1870.