The cultural capital of Armenia Gyumri has a lot to charm its visitors. Along with 200 year old buildings made of black and orange tufa stones and genuine sculptures lies a very old barbershop, 75 years old to be precise. Even some countries and states don’t live that long.
Located on Gai street in Gyumri, the barbershop is exactly the same as it was when it first opened its doors 75 years ago. Even the name is the same, it is simply called the Barbershop. It still has the original handmade tin ceiling, wooden wall panels and chandeliers. The chairs are 50 years old and one of the barbers is working there for 60 years. Serving ten clients a day means that this barber is pretty much as skillful as a barber can get.
The exposure of the barbershop to the world belongs to one of the editors of Yahoo Travel Greg Keraghosian. He was one of thousands of happy customers to come here and enjoy a smooth (glass) shave.