Armenia is one of the countries that has suffered numerous natural disasters and foreign invasions, which, in their turn, left their mark on it. Armenia survived but it suffered great many losses such us castles and fortresses. Get acquainted with the history of fortresses and castles and they will stop appearing just a pile of stones.
“The history of the Armenian nation does not depend on the written record alone, but is substantiated by a mass of standing remains, ranging from the ancient and medieval capitals to the isolated castles and monasteries which so characteristically mark the landscape.” -Richard G. Hovannisian
One thing to consider when visiting Armenia is to visit museums in Yerevan. Being such a small city Yerevan houses thousands of museums spread all over the city. The museums in Yerevan have great educational significance and are mainly dedicated to fine arts, archaeology, anthropology and ethnology, history, technology, science and agriculture.
Armenia is home to many lakes and waterfalls powered by fresh water. Armenian Highland is famous for with two major and numerous small and medium-sized lakes. The largest lakes in the country are Lake Sevan and Lake Arpi. There are also more than 100 small mountain lakes. The largest waterfall after the Trchkan Falls is Shaki Waterfall.
With thousands of years of rich history Armenia is of utmost interest to archaeologists. Throughout the decades excavations were conducted in Armenia which have revealed various medieval ruins, chapels, bridges, churches and fortresses. The most striking findings were the 5500-year old shoe and the oldest winery in Areni village.
Armenia has more than ten thousand caves located in every region of the country. Many of Armenian caves – Old Khndzoresk, Old Goris, Areni Cave - created by a human being, can be compared with the most wonderful ones throughout the world. The Armenian caves will be of a great interest to nature lovers and adventure seekers.
“Temples of worship and the images that fill them are first of all documents of the history of religion” Among the most visited tourist attractions in Armenia are Garni Temple which is the only wholly preserved sample of Hellenistic architecture and the ruins of Zvartnots Temple. Click more for detailed information regarding the temples.
Resort town Dilijan, health resort town Jermuk and sky resort town Tsaghkadzor are amongst the most visited towns in Armenia by tourists and locals alike. Not to forget to mention about Goris - one of the main cities in the country surrounded with woody mountains. Explore the unforgettable beauty and mild climate of Armenian towns and cities.
are artworks representing cultural value and giving a special spirit and vivacity to the city. Discover Armenian Heritage through our extensive database of Armenian monuments starting from depository of ancient manuscripts to Armenian Genocide Memorial. These are creations connected by thousands of invisible threads with the history and spirit of the nation and its traditions.
Armenia is considered to be a land of mountains and extinct volcanoes. From north to south and east to west, Armenia is simply bound by chains of mountains. The highest peak of the Republic of Armenia is Mount Aragats reaching a height of 4090m. However, the national symbol of Armenia is Mount Ararat though it is located in Eastern Turkey.