Alexandrapol-Gyumri has been famous not only for its craftsmen, men of arts and cultural values but also for its churches. People used to call Gyumri “The Town of Seven Churches”. The local people have a special devotion to churches. In his famous song “Eyed the Wits” bard Jivani characterized the love of the Gyumri people towards churches. In fact, seven churches were built in Gyumri, among them four Armenian Apostolic churches, a Russian, a Greek and Catholic churches.