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Stop 1: Gyumri (Old Town observing tour), Dzitoghtsyan Museum
Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia. It is located on the Shirak Plateau, which crosses several mountain gorges. The city itself is located in close proximity to the northern spurs of Mount Aragats. Many minerals are concentrated in Gyumri, and the entire southern part of the city is located above the artesian basin. During the tour you are transported to the glorious past of Armenia. You will discover the city center with its two famous churches, as well as visit the Dzitoghtsyan Museum, which is also known as the Museum of Architecture and Folk Life, where you can get acquainted with the life, culture and history of the Gyumri city.
Stop 2: Black Fortress
In 1834 a “Black” fortress was built in the Gyumri city. In 1837, it turned into a castle-fortress, and then was named in honor of Alexandra - the king's wife: Alexandropol. After the second Russian-Persian war, the need to build a fortress arose. The possible battle forced the Russians to pay attention to the strengthening of the city of Gyumri. The fortress walls, built of black processed basalt, were so powerful that they contained 100 cannons, and 800 garrisons inside. Gyumri Black Fortress is one of the rarest structures in the Russian Empire.
Stop 3: Marmashen church
Monastery complex Marmashen, also known as Marmarashen Vank, is located on a picturesque ledge, on the left bank of the Akhuryan River, surrounded by fertile trees, a creek and a beautiful waterfall. The monastery complex Marmashen was built in the 10th-11th cc. The name of the monastery in Armenian means “a building built of marble,” although marble was not used for the construction of the complex. In this case, the phrase “marble building” is due to the fact that it was built with high quality. The Marmashen complex includes the church of Katogike, the church of St. Astvatsatsin, the chapel of St. Petros and the dilapidated chapel.
|Guide Service: Russian or/and English|
2/80 Baghramyan Ave.
+374 43 88-44-55
Every day: 08:00-22:00
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