A trip to Echmiatsin – the center of the Armenian Christianity. A visit to the MONASTERIES HRIPSIME (618) and GAYANE (7c.), as well as ECHMIATSIN CATHEDRAL – the center of the Armenian apostolic church and the residence of the Catholicos. A trip to SARDARAPAT and a visit to the ethnographic museum. On the way a [...]
A trip to GANDZASAR (13 c.) – “the pearl of Armenian architecture”, is situated in the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh. A trip to Shushi and a visit to GHAZANCHETSOTS CATHEDRAL.
A trip to the Armenian ZORATS KARER (Amenian Stonehenge) – a territory with approximately 5000 – year – old basalt stones (up to 3m height). A tour around TATEV MONASTERY (9c. UNESCO – world cultural heritage) – a religious and spiritual center of ancient Armenia situated at the steep rock over the huge gorge Vorotan.
A trip to KHOR VIRAP (4-7cc.) – the most important place of pilgrimage of Armenia. St. Gregory the Illuminator – the first Catholic of all Armenians, had been imprisoned in “Khor Virap” (deep dungeon) for 13 years. A unique view of the holy Armenian mountain Ararat (5165m.), situated on the Turkish territory. A tour around [...]
An excursion in the vicinity of the small town Ashtarak: a visit to KARMRAVOR beautiful chapel (cross dome church) and a walk over the ruins of TSIRANAVOR CHURCH and SPITAKAVOR MONASTERY (5-6 cc.). A visit to the architectural complex HOVANAVANK and SAGHMOSAVANK MONASTERY (13c.) situated at the edge of an imposing Kasakh gorge. A trip [...]
Matenadaran: Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Children’s Museum, Vernissage, Yerevan Ararat Brandy – Wine – Vodka Factory An excursion to the scientific library of MATENADARAN (Museum of Ancient Manuscripts) with a valuable collection of ancient Armenian manuscripts, the most ancient of which dates back to the 5th century. A visit to the worldwide famous unique Children’s [...]
A tour around HAGHARTSIN MONASTERY (11-13cc), which is located in the middle of a nature reserve. A tour around SEVAN LAKE, passing through a mountainous pass with a breathtaking view of the forested mountains and deep gorges (photo stop). Sevan Lake – “the blue pearl of Armenia”, is 1900m high above the sea level and [...]
A tour around HAGHPAT MONASTERY (10-13c), which consists of library and refectory and reckons among world cultural heritage of UNESCO. The historic architectural monument is distinguished by its finely ornamented KHACHKARS (cross stones), among them Khachkar Amenaprkich (the Savior) with an image of crucifixion. A tour around SANAHIN MONASTERY (10-13c), the Church of the Virgin [...]
A tour around GARNI and a visit to the pagan temple dating back to the Hellenistic times, built at the edge of the deep gorge in the 1st century during the reign of the powerful “tsar” Trdat. A tour around an impressive GEGHARD MONASTERY (cultural heritage of UNESCO, 12-13c.) situated at the edge of the [...]
Erebuni, History Museum, Cascade, Tsitsernakaberd A tour around Yerevan – the capital of Armenia. A trip to the ruins of the fortress EREBUNI (782 B.C.) and a visit to a small museum with interesting find dating back to the times of Urartu Empire. A visit to the HISTORY MUSEUM with refined exhibits. CASCADE (a large [...]