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Monuments

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.

  • Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex

    Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan is dedicated to the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century, at the hands of the Turkish government. The Genocide Monument is an integral part of Yerevan’s architecture and has become a pilgrimage site for Armenians all over the world. In 1995, the Museum and Institute was built near Tsisernakaberd to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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  • The Armenian Alphabet monument

    The Armenian Alphabet monument is located in the east slope of Mt. Aragats and was built in 2005 in honor of the creation of Armenian letters. The 36 letters carved from individual tall slabs of tuff stone are standing here. As it is known Armenian letters were created in 405-406 and are still in use. The designer of the monument is the famous Armenian architect J. Torosyan.

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  • Cascade

    Originally conceived by architect Alexander Tamanyan The Cascade complex aimed to connect the northern and central parts of the capital city Yerevan the historic residential and cultural centers of the city with a vast green area of gardens. The building now houses the Cafesjian Center for the Arts which includes several galleries and has more than one and a half million visitors annually. Cascade is full of visitors even on cold winter days due to the spectacular view to Mount Ararat.

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  • The Mother Armenia

    The Mother Armenia monument is located in Victory Park overlooking the capital city of Yerevan. The 23 meter high statue represents a female warrior armed with a sword. The Statue symbolizes peace through strength. Inside the pedestal is the Mother Armenia Museum of the Ministry of Defense. The Museum features 30,000 exhibits, including photos, documents and materials related to the Nagorno Karabakh war.

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  • Noratus

    Noratus is a village where an extraordinary medieval cemetery full of khachkars dated to the 9th–17th centuries is located. There are more than 800 cross-stones covered with various ornaments such as cross geometric and naturalistic patterns. Some of them even illustrate scenes of weddings and farm life. It was believed that cross-stones could save the soul of a dead man and protect the country from disasters.

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