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Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, it’s defined by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Khor Virap Monastery is a pilgrimage site near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey.
|Yerevan||Hotel for 3 nights with breakfasts||Lunches, dinner|
|Tsaghkadzor||Transfer airport – hotel - airport||Air tickets|
|Garni||Entrance fees to the historical and cultural centers||Visa support|
Observing city tour in Yerevan - is the capital of the Republic of Armenia . It's home to over a million people - the largest Armenian community in the world. Yerevan well known as Pink City as much due to the color of the stone used for building as for the flamboyant spirit of her young population. Most of tourist Yerevan is concentrated in the centre. The centre is very compact and easily walkable, with endless dining and entertainment options. Downtown Yerevan follows Tamanyan's plan for a circular city with two hubs - grand Republic Square, and the more elegant and soft Opera district. Even though the history of Yerevan dates back to the Erebuni fortress, making it at least 2800 years old, little remains of what was small settlement saving the excavations at Hrazdan river gorge, Erebuni, Karmir Berd and Avan. These sites have been excavated, and the artefacts found are in museums today. Being on a strategically important place Yerevan was a constant war stage for rival Ottoman, Persian and Russian Empires. Many visitors will be surprised to know that Armenia is not just an outcrop of Christianity in the Caucasus, but was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. The king declared Christianity the state religion in 301AD. Christianity has been uninterruptedly practised in Armenia ever since in its own traditions.With a continental climate, Yerevan experiences long hot summers, and cold winters, both with little or no humidity. Spring offers mild but sometimes wet weather, and lots of green hills and wildflowers. Summer is very hot, but the long, late nights at the cafes, and the fruits and vegetables are amazing. Fall is the most popular, with perfect weather, and great farm fresh foods.
The Tsakhkadzor Ropeway is located on a slope of
Teghenis Mount. From the height of 2819m, where
the speed chairlift will take you in 32 minutes, all
Armenia is visible at a glance – in clear weather, it
offers a breathtaking view of Mount Ararat
Kecharis.- Kecharis monastery is in the north- western part of Tsakhkadzor. It was built in 11-13th centuries. The monastery consists of four churches and a half-destroyed mausoleum of Grigorius Pahlavuni, who financed building the monastery.
Lake Sevan. The fascination and the pearl of mountainous Armenia is Sevan Lake, which is one of the world's greatest high altitude fresh-water lakes. It is about 1900 m above sea level. The lake is of volcanic origin and is surrounded with mountains of 3000 m and higer. The beautiful landscape and the crystal water serve nice preconditions for excellent rest.The lake is also famous for its peninsula and medieval church complex built in 874..
Sevanavank. A marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Sevan Lake, where the peninsula towers over the transparent surface of the lake. Sevanavank monastery was built on the peninsula in 874 by the order of king Ashot Bagratuni's daughter princess Mariam. The silhouette of the churches against the background of the turquoise lake and blue sky casts unexplainable impression on the visitors.
Garni. Garni temple which towers over a triangular
cape, is the unique survived example of heathen culture
in Armenia. It is a blend of Greco-Roman and
Armenian styles. King Trdat the First ordered building
the temple in the first century A.D. and dedicated it to
the God of Sun. After adopting Christianity in 301 the
pagan temple lost its significance and the fortress of
Garni became the summer residence of the kings.
Nowadays the ruins of the royal palace and the
bathroom with a stunning mosaic work can be found
near the temple.
Geghard.- Geghard monastery is the unsurpassable masterpiece of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully hewn in a huge rock. From the outset the complex was called Ayrivank (cave monastery), later it was renamed Geghard (lance), as the lance used by the roman soldier to sting Jesus Christ's side, was kept in this monastery for many centuries. Due to its construction Geghardavank serves the best place for singing spiritual songs. The complex is rich in subtle sculptural embellishments and many striking khachkars (cross-stones).
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