Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amazing Yerevan: 3 hours tour to the main sights of Yerevan

Amazing Yerevan: 3 hours tour to the main sights of Yerevan

The excursion starts at 11:00 at the location you specified 1 point The Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex was built in 1967 in memory of the victims of the first genocide in the modern history of mankind, arranged by the Turks in 1915. The memorial complex consists of a 44-meter Stela, a cone of 12 plates, a 100-meter wall of mourning and the Museum. At the Memorial entrance there is also a garden with trees planted by leaders of different countries. The memorial is surrounded by a huge territory, where every year, on April 24, million Armenian people from Armenia and the diaspora rise to honor the memory of the victims. 2 point Victory Park began to be built from 1924, when it bore the name Arabkir Park, and after the World War Two it was renamed as Victory Park. There is also a magnificent statue of Mother Armenia, erected in 1967, before that, there was a monument of Stalin until 1962. The tomb of the unknown soldier and the eternal flame were built in 1970. From the park opens an amazing landscape of Yerevan and Mount Ararat, from where you will have a great opportunity to make amazing memory pictures. 3 point The next point of our interesting excursion is the famous and majestic Cascade Monument. The construction project was laid back in 1924, by the legendary architector A. Tamanyan. According to his plan, the monument was to connect the north of the city with the center for walking citizens. Work began in the 80s, but lasted for several years and was suspended due to the fall of the USSR and the Karabakh war. The work was reorganized again in 2002, by an American philanthropist of Armenian descent Gerard Gefeschyan, who bought the project and started the work. Since 2009, there is operating the Museum of Art, named after Gefeschyan. 4 point The Republic Square began to be built in 1924 by the most famous architect of Armenia, Alexander Tamanyan, and was completed until 1977 (although most of the buildings were built in 1950). An area of 30,000 square meters of white and pink tuff is the main attraction and the heart of modern Yerevan. The project consists of five buildings: Government House, Main Post Office, Marriott Hotel, the former Foreign Ministry building and the Museum of History and the Art Gallery. And in the center are the famous singing fountains that turn on in the evening.

3 Day Private Tour in Armenia from Yerevan

3 Day Private Tour in Armenia from Yerevan

Get ready in order to explore: Day 1: Yerevan - Garni - Arch of Charents - Geghard - Lake Sevan - Tsaghkadzor - Yerevan • The Arch of Charents. It’s a place where you can admire the most beautiful view of Mount Ararat. • Garni Temple is the only preserved pagan temple in the entire territory of the Caucasus. The construction dates back to the second half of the 1st century and was dedicated to the Sun God. • Symphony of Stones, one of the must-see places of Armenia. • Geghard which is a medieval monastery declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. According to tradition The Geghard Monastery was founded by Saint Gregory in the 4th century on the site of a sacred spring. The peculiar character of the construction is reflected in its austerity and the magnificent natural scenery of the canyon, surrounded by precipices and curved cliffs. • Then you will make a stop to visit the Sevanavank monastic complex on the peninsula and contemplate the beautiful landscape of Lake Sevan, which is the pearl of Armenia. • And the last visit is Tsaghkadzor, a ski resort of Armenia, where you will take the cable car and rise up to the top, from where the magnificent atmosphere and spectacular nature of Tsaghkadzor unfolds. Day 2: Yerevan - Khor Virap - Areni-1 (Birds’ Cave) - Noravank - Yerevan • Khor Virap Monastery, one of the most important sanctuaries of Armenians. Its history is closely linked to the religious and cultural history of Armenia. The monastery is located at the foot of the biblical Mount Ararat. • Areni-1, also known as Birds’ Cave. The cave represents a rocky room with niches and aisles, which was inhabited in different epochs by ancient civilizations. During the archaeological excavations in the cave was discovered the ancient leather shoe. It is considered the oldest shoe in the world, the age of which is supposed to be about 5,5 thousand years. • And the last visit is one of the wonderful monuments of medieval Armenia, the Monastery of Noravank, located in an impressive canyon. Noravank is considered one of the most attractive places in the country. Day 3: Yerevan -Aragats - Saghmosavank - Alphabet Monument - Tsitsernakaberd - Vernissage - Yerevan • Saghmosavank, 13th century monastery located on the right bank of the Kasakh River. Overall, its excellent location provides additional beauty and comeliness to the monastery. • Armenian Alphabet Monument. The complex includes sculptures of 39 letters of Armenian alphabet, as well as monuments to the great Armenian thinkers. All the letters and statues are made of Armenian tufa. • Next, we'll drive towards Aragats snowy mountain where you can enjoy snow and have a great time. •Afterwards you will visit the Genocide memorial “Tsitsernakaberd” to get closer to one of the saddest pages of the Armenian history. •The last stop is Vernissage, a large open-air exhibition-market in Yerevan, where you will find anything and everything. Get an unforgettable experience.

Discover Armenia: Akhpat Sanahin-Sevan-Yerevan-Private tour

Discover Armenia: Akhpat Sanahin-Sevan-Yerevan-Private tour

Aghpati Monastery It was founded by Queen Khosrovanush (wife of the Armenian king Ashot III) in 976. This active monastery consists of one vestibule, two sepulchral corridors, a refectory, a scriptorium, an Amazaspi chapel, a bell tower and several chapels. You will admire the architectural ensemble, as well as visit the ancient tombs and Khachkar crosses. Sanahini Monastery, Alaverdi (1 hour) Sanahin was one of the main medieval centers of Northern Armenia. Here was the ancestral tomb of Kurik Bagratids (10th-11th centuries) and the episcopal residence of the diocese (until the 11th century). You will see the church ensemble, the roofs of the green buildings, and the interior spaces with vaults and columns. On Lake Sevan there is a huge restaurant stretching out from where there are beautiful views of Lake Sevan, here we will have the opportunity to taste the delicious products of Lake Sevan. Mother Armenia monument (the main monument of the country, an observation deck of the city); Cathedral to them. Gregory the Illuminator (the largest temple in Armenia (Kaskad) We will visit the Cascade in the heart of Yerevan city, the beauty of which overlooks the city, when you turn to the top of the Cascade you will see Mount Ararat, In the heart of Yerevan, we will visit the beautiful fountain and shopping street on Republic Square. Return to Tbilisi around 23:00. Vakhtang Gorgasali 3

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