Explore Armenia Trip: Gyumri

When: 21 October

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Shirak Province in the northwestern part of the country. The city has been renamed several times during the rule of the Russian Empire, Soviet Union and independent Armenia. Throughout centuries, Gyumri was labelled as the "city of crafts and arts", being famous for its schools, theaters and gusans (local minstrels).