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Fruit Market

Fruit Market in Yerevan which is which is called also "Pak shuka" (covered market) - is one of the most famous food markets in Yerevan. Visitors can shop for different kinds of fruit, vegitables, nuts, Armenian traditional lavash, sujukh, dried and candied fruit and spices. 

Yerevan, Armenia

Tsiternakaberd Memorial And Genocide Museum

Tsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, it is located on a hill overlooking Yerevan, Armenia. Every year on April 24, hundreds of thousands of Armenians gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place in the Ottoman Empire carried out by the Turkish government. Visit also to the Armenian Genocide Museum which opened its doors in 1995, concurrently commemorating the eightieth anniversary of the Genocide. The Museum structure, planned by architects S. Kalashian, A. Tarkhanyan and sculptor F. Araqelyan, has a unique design. Since opening its doors, the Museum has received many thousands of visitors including schoolchildren, college students and huge numbers of tourists from outside Armenia. The museum provides guided tours in Armenian, Russian, English, French and German. The Republic of Armenia has made visiting the Armenian Genocide Museum part of the official State protocol and many official foreign delegations have already visited the Museum.

Yerevan, Armenia

Vernissage Flea Market

 

Vernissage is a weekend open market in Yerevan. It is situated close to the Republic Square. Here you can find artworks by famous and not so famous Armenian artists, as well as carpets, embroidery, posters, old collections of coins, jewelry, books, parts for electronics and even pets.

This market is a great site for grasping the traditional trasures of the local people. 

The market's visitors are mainly tourists residents, with a handful of locals wandering through. If you don't look like a local you will probably attract a fair amount of attention from salespeople.

Yerevan, Armenia

Sanahin Monastery

 

Sanahin is a village in the northern province of Lori in Armenia, now considered part of the city of Alaverdi. The village is notable for its monastery complex Sanahin Monastery. The monasteries are situated in the north of Armenia, in the Tumanian district.

Sanahin is now within the limits of Alaverdi city, and Haghpat is to the north-east of it, in the village of the same name. Standing on a high plateau, amidst low structures, they rise sharp against the background of steep forest-grown slopes of Bazum ridge. The ensembles are complemented by small churches built near them.

Lori Region, Armenia

Haghpat Monastery

 

Haghpat is a village in the Northern Lori province of Armenia, close to the city of Alaverdi and the state border with Georgia.

The location of Haghpat Monastery was chosen so that it overlooks the Debed River in northern Armenia's Lori region. It was built, not on a peak, but halfway up a hillside on a site chosen to afford protection and concealment from prying eyes and also in respon se to 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. 

Lori Region, Armenia

Lake Sevan

 

Sevan is a city in Armenia, in the Gegharkunik Province, lies on the northern shores of Lake Sevan.

Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. The huge mountain lake takes up 5% of Armenia's surface area and is 2,000 meters above sea level. On a clear and sunny day, the water is a deep turquoise color. Sevan is a freshwater lake.

Originally made from three churches, the monastery was built on an island. Receding waters in the mid-twentieth century created the current peninsula. The island was uninhabited until the end of the eighth century A.D., when monks built a chapel and a group of cells. The monastery was founded in 874 by King Ashot I, the first king of the Bagratid kingdom, and his daughter Mariam.

Gegharkunik Region, Armenia

Fortress Of Akhtala

 

Akhtala a town in Lori Province, Armenia with 2800 inhabitants according to 2009 estimate. It is situated on the left bank of Debed river at a distance of 186 km north of Yerevan and 62 km north of provincial centre Vanadzor on the slopes of Lalvar mountain. Akhtala was a village until 1939 when it was granted the status of urban community. In 1995 the government of independent Armenia reaffirmed the status of Akhtala as a city.

Above Sanahin and Haghpat lies the lesser known but very worthwhile fortified monastery of Akhtala, with breathtaking frescoes. (the key is with a villager, don't leave without seeing the interior!)

The Akhtala fortress with its temple complex is situated in Akhtala village of Tumanyan region in a high valley. The fortress’ territory is surrounded with rocky deep canyons from three sides, and the north side joins the plain. Besides the natural advantages, the fortress was protected by tall pyramid gates mutually connected with the picturesque environs which are preserved to this day. The main entrance opens from northern side, which has a roomy hall with vaulted roof and a three-storied pyramid tower. The fortress was built in the X c by the Bagratuni dynasty’s Kyurikid branch.

Lori Region, Armenia

The Church Of Mastara

Mastara Church - The Church if St. John, also known as Mastara Church, in Mastara, Armenia,  dates from the 5th century. It features a variation of the cruciform plan and central cupola'd church. In accordance with its square plan, the four projecting apses, inward-facing circular and outward facing polygonal, offer the requisite supports to hold up the imposing polygonal cupola.

Aragatsotn Region, Armenia

Resort Town Of Tsagkhadzor

 

Tsaghkadzor is a city and a popular health resort in Armenia located north of Hrazdan in the Kotayk Province. The population of 1,600 in 2009, is a decrease  of more than half of the 3,400 reported in the 1989 census. Tsaghkadzor means valley of flowers in Armenian. The city is located 50 kilometers n orth of Yerevan, on the southeastern slope of Teghenis Mountains, at a height of 1750 meters above sea level, surrounded with alpine meadows. Many people choose this undiscovered destination to combine their snow experience with an extraordinary experience of touring the country wintertime. Best months for skiing and snowboarding are normally February and March. Usually, snow cover is good from January to mid-April.

Kotaky Province, Armenia

Talin

 

Talin is a town in the Aragatsotn province of Armenia. It has a population of 5,371. The seventh century Talin Cathedral is located in the town. Talin is one of the oldest residential areas in the region, confirmed by evidence dated back to the 2nd millennium B.C. (among others bronze swords). During the 2nd century, Talin is mentioned by the Greek geographer Ptolemy, which he calls Talina. Excavations in the vicinity of the Talin Cathedral, near the hill, have revealed ancient building materials as well as receptacles

Aragatsotn Region, Armenia