Visit Gyumri - the second largest city of Armenia, situated around 126 kilometres away from the capital city of Yerevan. By the end of the 19th century, the city was known as Alexandropol, then it was renamed to Leninakan during the Soviet period. Gyumri is known for its 19th-century architecture and urban constructions. Gyumri's historic town center is quite walkable and fun to explore. During the tour, you can walk around the center, visit nearby monasteries and churches, museums such as Dzitoxtsonts Tun - museum of National Architecture and Urban Life of Gyumri. The most visited churches here are Church of the Holy Saviour or Surp Amenaprkich, Seven Wounds of the Holy Mother of God, Russian church, Surp Nshan or Holy Sign Church.
On 25 June 2016, Pope Francis delivered a Holy Mass at Gyumri's Vartanants Square. His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II also took part in the ceremony.
Duration: 7-8 hrs
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