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Shirak is a province located in the north-west of Armenia....

It borders Turkey to the west, and Georgia to the north. It’s capital and largest city is Gyumri. The province is mainly dominated by the Ashotsk Plateau at the north and the Shirak Plain at the centre and the south. The Bazum and Pambak mountains surround the vast plains from the east. Besides all of this nature interest, many tourists visit the region for the cultural heritage: fortresses, archaeological sites, churches, monasteries… Do not miss the 7th century Harichavank Monastery, a must-see destination.

Cities and towns to visit in Shirak

Things to do and see in Shirak, per interest