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Russian in Vanadzor


Armenian, Georgian and Russian dishes figure prominently at this progressive restaurant with a flashy interior. It serves a nice trout in wine sauce for AMD2200.
Fast Food in Vanadzor


Handy fast-food place serving shwarma and cold drinks.
European in Vanadzor


The food's nothing to get excited about (pizzas are stodgy, burgers are rubbery and the salads could be fresher), but this is the most popular dining spot in town. Its wide 1st-floor balcony is popular with students…
Cafe in Vanadzor

Nshkhark Hatsatun

Pizza, cold beer and ice cream are a few of the specialities here, although it can do a good old-fashioned khoravats as well.
Museum in Vanadzor

Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts

There are nearly 2000 works of art on display at this branch of the National Gallery of Armenia, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative arts. Most are the work of artists from the Lori regi…
Cafe in Vanadzor

Jazz Cafe

This modern cafe is the most fashionable nightspot in town (it closes at 10.30pm, which shows just how vibrant the local nightlife is). A pianist plays every evening except Saturday, when a jazz band takes the stage…
Church in Vanadzor

Russian Orthodox Church

Formally known as the Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, this church dates from 1895 and serves the city's small Russian Orthodox community.
Market in Vanadzor


Vanadzor's fresh produce market is the largest in the Lori region.
Fast Food in Vanadzor

Tashir Pizza

The Vanadzor branch of the Armenia-wide pizza chain is popular with locals of all ages.