Old Gyumri Tour

Visit Kumayri museum, historic houses, workshops, taverns, guesthouses and museums that make up Old Gyumri (formerly known as Alexandropl).

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Hanesoghlian Street

Proceed down Hanesoghlian Street.

77. Left: Aghababiants family home, 1910.  The two-story building is constructed of black polished tufa and boasts interesting arcature on the face and two arch-ways leading to the courtyard. The façade is also interesting for the effect achieved between the floors, separated by brace moldings that are decorated with Venetian dentils. Above the balcony is a memorial plate with the date of the construction and the name of the owner.

Continue up Hanesoghlian Street.

78. Right: Corner of Tumanian and Hanesoghlian Streets: Tsar Russian Officers Club.  The club was used as a hospital in the Soviet period.  The building was constructed of black polished tufa. It has very interesting columns on the western façade and a basement separated by arches.  To see the basement and the courtyard go down Tumanian Street and enter the building through the gates - be careful not to go deeper into the building, as it is not safe.

Go back to Hanesoghlian Street and continue north.

79. Left: Karanian House. The one story polished black tufa building has two entrances. The window frames and the top of the façade are decorated with dentil bands. On the façade you can see a memorial plate with the date of the construction and the name of the owner.

Go to the end of Hanesoghlian Street, turn right onto a path that leads to Ajemian Street, then right again and at the next street, turn left .

The text for this walking tour was edited by the Kumaiyri Preserve-Museum.

 


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