Yerevan / Take unforgettable memories with you from 2800 years old and also young capital, which is known as pink city. Ancient ruins, pink buildings, museums, parks, singing fountains, etc. History Museum of Armenia / History Museum of Armenia preserves and publishes the objects and collections, which represent the history and culture of Armenia and the Armenian people. About 400,000 historical and cultural objects from the period of Paleolith to our days ARARAT Brandy Factory / ARARAT Brandy Company, widely known with its legendary brandies, was founded during the period of the Russian Empire in 1887. Factory's product won the 1st place in the World exhibition of 1900 in Paris and has the exclusive right to write "Cognac" on its bottles. And during the Yalta conference, in 1945, Joseph Stalin presented Winston Churchill with an Armenian brandy "Dvin" produced by Ararat Brandy company Photo Atelier Marashlyan / Photo Atelier Marashlyan is the first photo studio in Armenia with Armenian traditional and vintage costumes. Professional photo sessions in costumes from various regions of historical Armenia give everyone unforgettable feelings and memories
Terracotta Art Studio / Terracotta Studio organizes master classes of pottery, which can be attended by children from 3 to 100 years old: art does not ask age. The masters of the studio will bring calm, a smile and a unique handmade souvenir Republic Square / Republic square, located in the heart of Yerevan, was designed by architect Alexander Tamanyan in 1924. The square is decorated with singing and dancing fountains, two museums, impressive government buildings (built in 1920-1950). There is a big stone pattern in the center, meant to look like a traditional Armenian rug from above
Ejmiatsin Cathedral / Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church built in 301-303 AD. It is considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO Zvartnots Temple / The "temple of ruins" is listed as a UNESCO heritage site. It was the first circular 3 storey church built in the 7th century. After 3 centuries it was destroyed by an earthquake. Then Armenians started to built more stable rectangular based churches Armenia Wine winery / Armenia Wine is a largest winery built in the style of Armenian classical architecture Amberd fortress / Amberd is a 7th-century fortress. The name means "a fortress in the clouds" in Armenian. It is located 2300 meters above sea level Armenian Alphabet Monument / An unusual monument to the Armenian alphabet is a composition of 39 Armenian 2-meter letters carved from tuff Saghmosavank monastery / Saghmosavank is a 13th-century unique monastery complex standing atop the majestic Kasakh gorge. The word "saghmos" means a spiritual song, and the acoustics in the church is amazing. That's why it was called Saghmosavank
Khor Virap monastery / Khor Virap means "deep dungeon". Don't miss the pit where Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned in 287-301 by King Tiridates III of Armenia. From the monastery you can enjoy a beautiful view of the biblical Mount Ararat Areni-1 cave / The Areni-1 is a cave complex where was found 5,500-year-old earliest known leather shoe, 6100-year-old earliest known winery in the world Noravank monastery / Noravank means "new monastery". 13th-century fantastic monastery complex is set on a hill surrounded by red rocks Becore khachkar making / Khachkar, also known as an Armenian cross-stone, is a carved stone usually up to 1.5 meters in height. Each khachkar is unique. "Armenian Cross-Stones Art: Symbolism and Craftsmanship of Khachkars", are included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage Old Bridge winery / Family-run since 1998, Old Bridge is a boutique winery offering tours and tastings, paired with locally produced goat cheese and honey. Depending on the time of year, visitors can participate in grape-picking, distillation, or bottling. Old Bridge combines traditional Armenian (especially from Vayots Dzor region) and modern winemaking technologies and equipment. Zorats Church / Zorats Church was built in 1303 and it is unique in Armenian churches. It was designed so that soldiers sitting on their horses could receive the blessing of the church before the battle Bezoar Goats and bear observation in Shatin / In the village of Shatin the Melik Matevosyan's house is the closest to the place of Bezoar goats and bears
Orbelian's Caravanserai / Located at a height of 2410 meters above sea level, Orbelian's Caravanserai is the best preserved caravanserai in the entire country Noratus cemetery / This is the largest collection of "khachkars". According to a story during the invading army of Tamerlane the villagers dressed the khachkars up in clothes, helmets and leaned swords against them. From a distance the khachkars looked like army of soldiers as a result Tamerlane's army retreated Mikayelyan Family Farm / Farm is specialised in milk production and processing, in particular, cheese production: wine-cheese, cognac-cheese, etc. The farm has a spacious and comfortable space for visitors Lake Sevan / The "blue" Sevan is the largest freshwater lake in the region. With an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level, it’s one of the highest lakes in the world. The freshwater lake is surrounded by the Geghama mountains Boat trip to Seagulls island / Sevanavank monastery / Sevanavank is standing on the rocky peninsula on the lake Sevan. Initially, in 874, the monastery was built at the small island. Later, in the era of Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 metres, and the island transformed into a peninsula Dilijan / Dilijan is a resort town nested within Dilijan National Park. It is one of the world's few National Park Cities. Nature, culture, history, Cuisine, SPA...
Dilijan / Dilijan is a resort town nested within Dilijan National Park. It is one of the world's few National Park Cities. Nature, culture, history, Cuisine, SPA... Haghartsin monastery / Haghartsin Monastery Complex was built between the 10th and 14th century. The complex lies in lush forested mountains of Dilijan National Park Breeding center for the Caucasian red deer / Breeding center for the Caucasian red deer in Dilijan National Park Lake Parz / Parz means pure in Armenian. It is situated in the heart of thick forest. The clear waters of the lake reflect the green like a mirror. There are many activities in the lake area including boating, Zip lining, etc
Vernissage Market / Vernissage is an open-air market and the best place to find any Armenian souvenir and examples of folk art Gum market / "Tasty" market for lovers of Armenian dried fruit and not only Arch of Charents / The Arch of Charents is situated on the way to Garni and Geghard. From here you will see a breathtaking view to Mount Ararat Geghard monastery / Geghard Monastery is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in the 4th century partially carved directly out of the adjacent mountain Garni Temple / This stunning Greco-Roman colonnaded temple dates from the first century AD. Garni Temple is the only surviving pagan temple in Armenia. Set on the edge of a gorge, the temple offers spectacular views of the Azat gorge Baking Lavash in Garni / Traditional Armenian bread Lavash as an expression of culture is included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Live performance of duduk in Garni / Duduk is an ancient Armenian musical instrument made of apricot wood. UNESCO proclaimed the duduk and its music as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity Symphony Of Stones / Symphony Of Stones or Basaltic Organ is a natural wonder in the Garni Gorge. Do not miss the opportunity to see the most impressive basalt columns in the world