Gyumri is one of Armenia’s oldest and most famous cities. It is located in the Shirak Province, on the east bank of the Akhurian River. Gyumri is about 120 kilometers away from Yerevan, the capital city. With a population of 168, 918, Gyumri is the second largest city of Armenia. This city is greatly known for its extremely cold winters and hot summers. Gyumri is rich in Armenian culture with its extraordinary hotels, restaurants, cafes, and many beautiful apartments and homes. Gyumri is known as the “city of trades and arts.” It is characterized by its amazing schools and theaters.
Gyumri lost many of its most historical and culturally unique structures after the disastrous 1988 earthquake. Before that, there was another major earthquake in 1926. Despite this, Gymuri is still one of the most exquisite cities of Armenia.
Gyumri has many exceptional museums including the Aslamazyan Sisters House-Museum, the Dzitoghtsyan House-Museum, and theHouse-Museums of Avetik Isahakyan, Mher Mkrtchyan, and Hovhannes Shiraz. Besides museums, many churches and cathedrals are found in Gyumri. The famous Shirak Gyumri Beer Company is also located in Gyumri.
The Shirak Airport is 5km away from Gyumri. This airport serves as an alternative to Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport.
The city of Gymuri is home to many amazing sites, great adventures, and wonderful learning experiences. Therefore, it is an ideal vacation destination.