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Home-Museum of Stepan Zoryan
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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 [...]

Archiological_museum
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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 [...]

Armenian Evangelical Church
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Armenian Evangelical Church

In 1846, 40 Armenians, 37 men and 3 women, founded Armenian Evangelical Church in Bera. The first Armenian Church founded in Northern America was Armenian Evangelical Church which was called Armenian Martirosats Church (1881). Members and pastors of all Armenian Evangelical churches of America were immigrants from Kilikia and Armenia who survived genocide and persecution. [...]

At the art museum in Vanadzor
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State Art Museum of Vanadzor

Vanadzor State Art Gallery was founded in 1974 as a branch of the Armenian State Art Gallery. With time, it expanded its activity and in 1979 ceased being a branch and became independent. The gallery possesses patterns of modern art, graphics, sculpture as well as applied art. Every month both local and republican painters represent [...]

armenian philharmonic orchestra
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Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra

The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra was formed some 70 years ago in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Today the more than one-hundred piece ensemble makes it home in the Khachaturian Hall in central Yerevan. As the leading symphony orchestra in Armenia, it routinely performs weekly concerts in Khachaturian Hall. The Armenian Philharmonic is a unique [...]

Jermuk mineral water bottle
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Jermuk

Jermuk (Djermuk, Safolar) – this resort town is in Vayotz Ashkharh (Armenian word for “world”). It is 163 km far from Yerevan. The name “Jermuk” originates from the mineral sources, which spring here, and means “hot water”. Seven sources were explored here in 1982 and all of them are of curative value. They mainly treat [...]

Road to Sisian
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Sisian

Sisian is in Zangezour region and borders, mainly, on Iran. It is 6km to south of the Yerevan – Goris – Stepanakert highway and expands on both banks of the Vorotan River. The town and the surroundings are very rich in archaeological and architectural monuments. The “Zorakarer” fortress-settlement is the ancient one (3-2mil. BC). The [...]

Noradouz Khachkars
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Noradouz

Its numerous monuments distinguish this ancient settlement in Gegharkounik region, on the shores of Sevan Lake. Visiting this site you cannot help admiring the medieval churches and monasteries such as Astvatsatsin (St.Vergin, IXc.) and Grigor Lousavorich (the Illuminator, IX-X cc), the establisher of Christianity as a State religion in Armenia. The most attractive is the [...]

Amberd Fortress Castle
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Amberd Fortress Castle

According to N. Tokarski, the Kamsarakan family built the fortress and a part of the wall in the 7th century. The other parts of the citadel, referring back to the 10th century, belong to the Pahlavouni Dukes. In the times of the Bagratouni Kings the Citadel of Amberd was one of the most important strategic [...]

Zvartnots temple ruins
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Zvartnots

The ruins of this early medieval monument lie on the Yerevan – Echmiadzin motorway. Nerses Catholcos built the establisher of the Christianity in Armenia it in 641-643,on the site where the Armenian King Trdat met Grigor Lousavorich (Illuminator), the establisher of the Christianity in Armenia. This fine construction is now destroyed but remains of the [...]