G.U.M Market

Market in Yerevan

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The displays of fresh and dried fruits at this covered market are pretty as a picture, so it's fortunate that the stallholders don't seem to mind tourists photographing their wares. In summer, the fresh fruit is magnificent, with peaches, cherries, apricots and berries of every description tempting shoppers. In winter, dried fruits and nuts, including the strings of syrup-coated walnuts known as sujukh, are popular purchases. Other produce includes fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, pungent basturma (finely cured ham) and huge blocks of cheese.