18 Best places to visit in Armenia
Armenia is a holy land full of sightseeing.
Once you are in Armenia it is absolutely necessary to visit the places represented below.
Here are 18 must-see places of Armenia.
1. Tatev monastery, wings of Tatev
Tatev Monastery goes back to the 9th-century. It is an Armenian Apostolic church which is situated in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. Wings of Tatev is a famous cableway which is 5.7 km (3.5 mi).
It is considered to be the longest reversible aerial tramway.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Yerevan is famous for its mixed architecture: it combines both the oldest and the newest architecture. Yerevan Opera Theatre, National Gallery of Armenia, History Museum of Armenia, Matenadaran are among the greatest values.
3. Dilijan city and national park
Dilijan is sometimes called a spa town of Armenia, as it has a magic to relax people. It is famous for its amazing nature, lake and Dilijan National Park. This park is one of the 4 protected national parks of Armenia. It occupies nearly 240 km² area.
4. Tsaghkadzor ropeway, church
Tsaghkadzor ropeway is a place which you must not miss. The view from the ropeway is gorgeous. It is not as long as Tatev cableway, but extreme lovers will like it. Tsaghkadzor church called also Kecharis Monastery is a medieval monastery which goes back to the 11th to 13th centuries.
5. Khor Virap monastery, dungeon
The Khor Virap monastery is situated in the Ararat plain, near the border with Turkey. Khor Virap monastery is famous for Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned here for 13 years by Armenian King Tiridates III. Khor Virap dungeon is a place where Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned.
6. Goris Khndzoresk and Khndzoresk bridge
Khndzoresk is a picturesque village located to the right of Goris on the outskirts of Khor Dzor (Deep Gorge). According to the tradition, the village got its name from it. If you are searching for adrenaline Khndzoresk swinging bridge is waiting for you. As you walk the bridge swings.
7. Garni Geghard
Garni is famous for its temple which is the only Greco-Roman collonaded building in Christian Armenia built by Tiridates I in 1st century AD as a temple to the sun god. Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8. Yenokavan zipline
Yenokavan is a stunning place famous for its zip line. Amazing views and landscape, exciting activities and unforgettable emotions will follow you in Yenokavan. It takes only 2,5 hours from Yerevan to Yenokavan. Activities include zip lines, safari, horseback riding, paragliding and so on.
9. Goshavank monastery
Goshavank monastery goes back to the 12th – or 13th century. It is located in the village of Gosh in the Tavush Province. The name of the monastery came from the name of the village Gosh.
10. Zvartnots cathedral
11. Vanadzor Armenia
Vanadzor is the third largest city, which is located around 128 kilometres north of Yerevan. Vanadzor city is the seat of the Diocese of Gougark of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
12. Lake Sevan, Sevan Monastery
Lake Sevan sometimes called Armenian sea is the largest body of water in Armenia. The Sevan is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Eurasia. Sevan Monastery called also Sevanavank is a monastic complex.
13. Jermuk Armenia
Jermuk is considered to be a medical centre of Armenia. It is located in Vayots Dzor Province at the south of Armenia. Jermuk is the popular destination for those tourists who want to both have a rest and recover their health.
14. Gyumri city
Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia, situated in Shirak Province in the northwestern part of Armenia. Gyumri is famous for its theatre, churches, and the humorous people living in this dramatic city. The city has a dramatic page in 1988 when it was ruined by the earthquake.
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