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If you want to learn more about Armenia you should come here and explore it yourself. It is not right to study it via Google Armenia looks different when you are there. The spirit of ancient centuries is felt in its historic sites some of which even received international heritage status. The place is unique and Armenia photos are not able to present all its beauty. They just give a glimpse of the country and you understand that this is something that is worth detailed exploration.
Foreigners are curious about unusual Armenia location. This Caucasian country is situated on the crossroads of Asia and Europe and this extraordinary overlapping of two cultures brings very interesting result that is reflected in the culture of Armenia. By the way, the region adopted Christianity earlier than Rome. This is amazing taking into account that Armenia Country is surrounded by three Muslim countries (Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan).
The culture of the country has deep roots and the country has much to boast of. When tourists come here, visit monasteries, temples and galleries they are very excited about the new discoveries they make here. Armenia is only developing and tourists get a unique opportunity to see the country in the beginning of its road to prosperity. The potential of the country is fantastic but a long way is expected before the country will reach its aim. Armenia now gets good investments annually, which are spent to develop infrastructure, build airports and etc.

Looking at the Armenia map you will see that the country is landlocked. This is certainly a disadvantageous position that tells on the economy of the country. Though it complicates much, this is not in the way of the tourist sector. There are places in Armenia that attract tourists from all over the world. Go to Dilijan, Armenia, if you wish to visit a small spa town in the province of the country, which is rather popular among people of art who come to relax here and have a good rest in this town. It is called “a little Switzerland of Armenia” by local population. The places of interest are not less famous here than Yerevan tourist attractions. You can visit such famous monasteries as Haghartsin monastery and Goshavank Monastery, known for their beauty. There are beautiful forests in Dilijan that look impressive. The combination of picturesque landscape, friendliness of local population, clean air rich with oxygen and fantastic nature make Dilijan extraordinary. Enjoy clear water from mountain springs, smell in aroma of oak trees and pine trees as you stay in Dilijan. Both monasteries were built in the 12th -13th centuries so these are the samples of the oldest architecture. But if you go to Garni, Armenia Romanized village you will be able to see even older tourist’s destinations. Its fortress complex is the most famous site penetrated with ancient spirit.
There are multiple places of interest that are ready to tell about Armenia. Some of them do it eloquently, others – in reserves manner, but one thing is indisputable – you will be really impressed. Every person needs to do such trip at least once in a lifetime.

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Vanadzor Branch of Armenian Union Artists

Vanadzor branch was founded in 1974. The general meeting of the branch elects its president, responsible secretary and exhibiting working group. Today the branch involves 50 members, 20 of whom are members of Artists Union. Many of them have had individual exhibitions, not only in our town but also in a number of countries abroad.

Komitas, 1935
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Eghishe Tadevosyan (1870-1936)

Tadevosyan (Tatevosyan, Tadevosian), a master of plein-air painting, had a fine perception of the rainbow play of the sun’s rays, of light and shade, atmospheric perspective and nature’s mood. He revealed himself as an Impressionist in hundreds of superb studies, all marked by his amazing, flickering brushwork. Feeling the need for a contemporary artistic language, [...]

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State Puppet Theatre of Lori in Vanadzor

Vanadzor State Puppet Theatre was founded in 1993 by Sergey Melikian. On March 1, 1994, the first play, “The dog and the cat” by Tumanian was performed on the stage of the theatre.

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Vanadzor State Ensemble

The ensamble was created in 1958, on the basis of the State Cultural Club vocal dance group named after Ghukas Ghukasyan. Ensemble that had a rich history including international events: Winner of competitions in Poland and former Soviet countries, several trips Poland (twice), Germany, participation in anniversaries of 100 years of Gomitas and Toumanyan, as [...]

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State Dramatic Theatre after Hovhannes Abelian

Vanadzor State Dramatic Theatre named after Hovhannes Abelian was founded in 1931. In the initial period of activity it consisted mainly of members of local theatric groups and students of Tbilisi Armenian Theatre studio. The first play performed on its stage was “Outburst” by Yanovskiy (director Ash-Mat, scene-painter K. Minasian). Casting of the theatre included [...]

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Vanadzor School of Art

Vanadzor Art School was founded in 1975 by artists Martiros Saryan, Hakob Kojoyan and sculptor Ara Sargsian. It is considered the second oldest school in the republic after Merkurov Art School in Gyumri. The school has participated in a number of exhibitions in Brazil, India, Argentine, Europe and former Soviet countries. It was rewarded the [...]

Don Quixote, 1951
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Yervand Kochar (1899-1979)

Kochar’s work is very varied, for he worked equally well in the spheres of sculpture, painting and graphic art. In the square by the train station in Yerevan, stands his superb monument to David of Sasun, a hero of the Armenian folk epic. Kochar was born in Tiflis and studied in Moscow, and then spent [...]

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GEORGY YAKOULOV (1884-1928)

A colorful and unique artistic personality, Yakulov was born in Tiflis (Tbilisi, Georgia). When he was ten years old his family moved to Moscow, where he studied at the school attached to the Lazarev Institute and then at an art college. Yakulov’s fame is linked above all with his theatrical designs. His sets and costumes [...]

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Home-Museum of Stepan Zoryan

Writer, translator, academician (Academy of Sciences 1965), member of the union of writers of the former USSR since 1934. Was born in September 3, 1889, in Gharakilisa (now Vanadzor). In the period form 1896-1898 has studied in a private school. In 1904 has graduated from the local Russian school. In 1906 left for Tbilisi. For [...]

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Archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak

In 1936 the archaeological museum of Lori-Pambak with God’s bless celebrated its birthday making the first steps of the activity under the roof of St. Astvatsatsin Church of Vanadzor. Since 1930-ies Gharakilisa (in 1935 it was renamed Kirovakan, in 1992 – Vanadzor) had been turned into a great building ground. During the excavations residence places [...]