Arslan Kapısı

Just inside the Ani ruins is the sturdy Arslan Kapısı (or Aslan Kapısı – Lion Gate). Depending on which guide you believe, it was named after Alp Arslan, the Seljuk sultan who conquered Ani in 1064, or for the aslan (lion) relief on the wall inside.

The ticket booth for the Ani ruins is between the main sections of the gateway.

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