Shirakavan

Shirak canton was once the center for the Bagratis, one of the richest and most powerful kingdoms of Armenia. The cities of Shirakan, Kars and Ani were the top prospering cities at those times. Shirakavan founded as Yerazgavors and later Yerazgavork, was a medieval Armenian city and one of the 13 historic capitals of Armenia,…

Shirak Sports

The land of Shirak is rich with sports traditions. The Eastern Armenian first sports organization baze was founded here in 1916, in citys trade collage. During the years of first republic, due to Amerkom and ANglcom orphanages, the scout movement began. The sports life flourished along with the establishment of the soviet regine. From 1932-1936…

Gusans of Shirak

Once Gyumri was the funniest of all cities. The popular and respected people in the city were artists, the distinguished ones among them were bards. In the end of the 19th century there were more than 30 bards and folk singers, who were famous both in the city and out of it. Among those famous…

Artik Tufa

Artik tufa is a unique proccessed stone being quarries in Artik, the second largest city of the Shirak region. It is a beige to pale rose fine grain igneous volcanic rock quarried in Armenia. This stone is especially good for Building Ornaments, Flagstone,Coping, Pavers, Slabs, Sculptures, Window Sills, Stairs and other design projects. It also…

Old Theatre

he white building of Gyumri Old Theatre, previously known as Folk House stands tall at the very beginning of Gyumri Central Park. This building with 150years of history was built with the funds of Alexandrapol people. During the time it has served the community as a folk house and was the main place for concerts,…

Mother Armenia Monument

When enjoying the Black fortress, you will also see the Mother Armenia monument standing tall at the western part of the city. The monument was built in 1975 by sculptors Ara Sargsyan and E. Vardanyan, and the architect is Rafik Yeghoyan, renowned Armenian architect from Gyumri. It features the victories of the Armenians, namely the…

Mher Mkrtchyan Museum

The third museum in this area belongs to Mher Mkrtchyan, one of Armenians favorite actors. He was born in Leninakan in 1930. He is a widely known Armenian actor who performed both in theatre and in cinema. Some of his most famous movies were filmed in Leninakan, including The Tango of Our Childhood, directed by…

Avetiq Isahakyan house museum

Isahakyan was born in Alexandropol in 1875. He received his education at the Kevorkian seminary in Echmiadzin, and later at the University of Leipzig, he studied philosophy and anthropology. Avetik Isahakyans most famous works are Yerqer u Verqer (Songs and Wounds), Abu Lala Mahari etc. The poets works have been translated in many languages and…

Aslamazyan Sisters Gallery

Walking down Abovyan Street will see one of the most interesting galleries of Gyumri city, on your right. This is Mariam and Yeranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters Gallery. This is a black tuff buildingwith a door opening into a flower-laden garden with porches on two sides featuring lovely wooden lattice workbuilt during 1880-1900. It was used to…