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…

Hovhannes Shiraz House Museum

Hovhannes Shiraz is a Gyumri born outstanding Armenian poet.His first work called Beginning of Springwas published in 1935. Novelist Atrpet gave the talented poet the epithet Shiraz, because this youths poems have the smell of roses, fresh and covered with dew, like the roses of Shiraz. His house museum is located in Shahumyan Street, where…