Tumanyan

Lori Marz, Armenia

Tumanyan: Where fairy tales and legends are born. #TumanyanTown

Tumanyan Matchbox Label Museum

Thousands of interesting and fun matchbox label designs to enjoy, spanning many countries, themes and time periods. Guests love this unexpected little feast for the eyes. Free entrance during regular operating hours (Tu-Su 14:00-18:00). Call for an appointment to visit any other time - for a small fee.

Tumanyan Bathhouse Hostel

The first hostel in the stunning Debed River Gorge is in Tumanyan's old bathhouse building. Dorm rooms and private rooms, shared bathroom and kitchen / lounge, plus games and hiking tips. Come and enjoy the atmosphere, views and community! Contact us and book at TumanyanHostel.com

Flying Samovar Cafe

Flying Samovar Cafe by Noosh opened in 2022! Have a drink or light fare at Tumanyan's cozy little cafe in the town square. Named in honor of the retro 'Sputnik Samovar' on display at the cafe, with a collection of Armenian themed posters from around the world, and a large collection of Soviet-era retro clocks from the Yerevan Clock Factory.

Debed River Rafting

If you love mountain river rafting, try the daily tours of rafting on Debed with Rafting in Armenia. The rafting starts from Tumanyan and heads down the river to the outskirts of Alaverdi.

Tumanyan Hiking Trails

Hike through the stunning scenery of the Debed and Marts canyons, to gems like Kobayr, Horomayr, and Bardzrakash Monasteries, Odzun's 7th century church, Tsater Cliffside Chapel, Tumanyan's birth house-museum, or to Tsover Lake. Countless trails have been around for centuries, though few know about them other than locals.

Abastan Artists Community

The old schoolhouse of Tumanyan, which was converted into a textile factory during Soviet times, is once again being reborn as a large artists community. Expect to see great art, culture and classes coming from this important project. Visit www.abastan.space for more information.

Artemi Guesthouse

Guesthouse in Tumanyan with a great view of the Debed River and Avanakar rock, a friendly owner who lives nearby, and an open kitchen for guests. See the reviews.

Soviet Barbershop

Check out this Soviet barbershop time capsule while you're in Tumanyan. And if you need a trim or a shave, have a seat and enjoy the full experience.

Tumanyan English Library

Coming soon! Thousands of books in English to borrow and read while you relax and rejuvenate in Tumanyan. Smaller international and Armenian collections as well.

Tumanyan Foundation

Visit our office in the Tumanyan English Library to say hi. If you'd like to volunteer in Tumanyan on one of our projects, please send us a message and let us know about yourself.

Mejlis Institute

The Mejlis Institute offers a wide array of workshops and classes, from music to language to other fields. Follow their Facebook page to see what opportunities there are to come to Tumanyan and expand your horizons while spending time in incredible nature. mejlisinstitute.org

Tumanyan Bat Sanctuary

Still in the idea stage.