Gyumri (Kumayri, Alexandropol, Leninakan) is the second largest city in Armenia and its cultural capital. It is one of the few cities, which preserves the unique architectural style influenced by the architecture of Ani and Kars (cities in Western Armenia). In 1912, Gyumri was home to the first opera ever staged in Armenia –  “Anoush” by Armen Tigranian. One of the symbols of Gyumri is mushurba or klklan, a copper jug which, when drinking from it, produces a specific sound. Giving mushurba as a gift to guests has become a tradition in Gyumri. In 2013, a monument to mushurba was erected in Gyumri. This wonderful city is also famous for its specific humor, hospitality and delicious cuisine.