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Goris

Goris

Goris is one of the ancient places in Armenia that was settled since Stone Age.…

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Yerevan - Capital of Armenia

Yerevan - Capital of Armenia

Archaeological evidence indicates that a military fortress Erebuni stood on Yerevan's site in the 8th…

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Komitas Museum-Institute

Komitas Museum-Institute

Officially, Komitas Museum-Institute is an art and biographical museum in Yerevan, Armenia, devoted to the…

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Secrets of Armenia

Secrets of Armenia

10 Days from 1032 USD

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Ski Paradise in Armenia

Ski Paradise in Armenia

8 Days from 580 EUR

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Classic Winter Tour

Classic Winter Tour

 7 Days from 275 EUR

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Haghpat Monastery

Also called Haghpatavank, the monastery is located in Haghpat village in Lori Region. It belongs to one of the pearls of the medieval Armenian architecture. The monastery was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III, probably in 976. The nearby monastery at Sanahin was built around the same time. Haghpat was built on a hillside, not on the peak overlooking the Debed River. The site was chosen to afford protection and concealment from invaders and also to create a kind of monastic humility. It is built on a verdant promontory located in the middle of a mountain cirque, which is often wreathed in clouds. A peak on the opposite side of the river is over 2,500 meters high. The monasteries of northern Armenia are not isolated, unlike their counterparts in the country's arid regions. They were built in a village environment and Haghpat is surrounded by many hamlets.

 

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