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Havuts Tar Monastery

Havuts Tar Monastery

Also called Havuts Tar Vank, the monastery is situated on a promontory across the Azat…

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Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing…

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St. Marineh Church

St. Marineh Church

St. Marine Church (1281) is located in Ashtarak town and was built in 1281 from brownish…

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Photography & Jeep Tour

Photography & Jeep Tour

8 Days from 556 EUR

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Daily Tours and Excursions

Daily Tours and Excursions

Regular Tours to Different Directions

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Getik Valley Rural Tour

Getik Valley Rural Tour

2 Days/1 Night Price Upon Request

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Gyumri

Population: 121,976

Region: Shirak

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the administrative center of the Shirak Region in the northwestern part of the country. Gyumri was originally founded as Kumayri, later re-founded as Alexandropolbetween 1837 and 1924 during the Russian rule, then Leninakan between 1924-90, then as Gyumri.

The first settlement at the location of modern-day Gyumri is believed to have been founded in the 5th century BC, ca. 401 BC, by Greek colonists.

Until the Soviet expansion of Armenia's new capital of Yerevan, it was Gyumri or Alexandropol as it was known as at the time that was the largest city in the republic. The older city architecture, therefore, is very nice.

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