Famous monuments in Armenia
Armenia has a big cultural heritage. Traveling to this country you would definitely come across some of the famous monuments in Armenia. So attending places of sightseeing, monasteries and diving into nature don’t forget to pay attention to the old national monuments and other famous places in Armenia.
Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the Armenian Genocide. It is located in Yerevan on a hill to the west. It was constructed in 1966 after a demonstration of 1 million Armenians on the 50th anniversary of the genocide. The construction was completed in 1968.
It consists of a 44 meter high stela, 12 inclined slabs made of granite that are positioned in a circle. In the center of the circle there is an eternal flame in memory of all the victims of genocide. There is also a 100 meter long wall with names of Armenian towns and villages where massacres are have happened, a museum and a park.
April 24 is the commemoration day of genocide. On that day thousands of Armenians from all around the world and from Armenia come to the eternal flame to put flowers around it.
Statue of David of Sassoun
David of Sassoun is the main hero of Armenia’s national epic Daredevils of Sassoun, who drove Arab invaders out of Armenia. The “Daredevils of Sassoun” is an Armenian national epic poem recounting David’s exploits. David is beloved national character which unites the main features of the nation: strength, will, honor. David is depicted in motion in a fighting position on his faithful horse “Qurkik Jalali” and with his sword “Tur-Ketsaki” in his hand.
Armenian Alphabet Monument
Armenian Alphabet was created in 405 by Mesrop Mashtots, a linguist, theologian. In 2005 Armenia celebrated the 1600th birthday of the Armenian alphabet. In commemoration Armenian architect J. Torosyan carved 39 Armenian letters out of giant stones. The monument is located in Byurakan, Armenia. You can ask any of your Armenian friends to show you where the first letter of your name is, and take a photo with it! That is very common and people usually climb the rocks to be near their favorite letter.