Categories: Business

Armenia known and unknown. A few tips for the inbound tourist

Years ago, discovering Armenia, I came to realize a simple truth – it more complicated, but at the same time, easy to love when you know well… And, yes, it is about the Homeland. It’s hard because it has so many ‘faces’, from bad roads to underdeveloped transport infrastructure in the regions… It’s easy because every new step is a new discovery. And it turns out there are so many things you don’t know about your country, so many features which would make you proud, and which you could admire

And, first of all, we are talking about castles. And there are many of them. We will present only a few of them, which you will be interested to visit.

Aragatsotn

In this region, besides Amberd, you can see the only almost completely restored Dashtadem fortress (not far from Talin) with its citadel, fortress, chapel, open water supply system. The castle was actually owned by a woman, which is visible at first sight: just see it – it is a small, elegant, polished, neat stone fortress at the end of the village.

Ararat

In Urtsadzor, on the road leading to Khosrov forest, Tap fortress is located, which is also known as Gevorg Marzpetuni fortress. It is a fairly well-preserved military building with towers, defensive walls and rooms.

In the territory of Khosrov Forest State Reserve, on the top of an impregnable mountain, there is Kakavaberd / Geghi Fortress or Tatul Fortress. It is now well preserved, there is also a church inside the fortress.

Kotayk

Bjni fortress is located in Bjni village. It has been the main stronghold of Nig province for centuries, controlling the entrances of Bjni. The fortress now is in semi -destroyed state. There are ruins and traces of multiple buildings in the fortress, a small part of the secret underground road is also preserved.

Vayots Dzor

Smbataberd, one of the largest fortresses in Armenia, is located near the village of Artabuynk, and its walls offer a wonderful view of Vayots Dzor.

Another fortress, Proshaberd or Boloraberd, is 15 km away from Gladzor village. It was the residency of the Proshyan dynasty.

Syunik

Located on the Kapan-Kajaran Road, Baghaberd is famous not only for its architecture or defensive significance. 1170 The Seljuks of Gandzak captured Baghaberd and burned more than 10,000 manuscripts belonging to the Tat monastery.

Halidzor Fortress, 5 km away from Kapan (Halidzor Virgin Desert of the Holy Mother of God) XVIII c. was rebuilt by David Bek, making it the main fortress of the liberation struggle, the center of the Armenian power in Syunik. It is a well-preserved and picturesque in structure, surrounded by rich nature.

The fortresses of Meghri and Khndzoresk, Mkhitar Sparapet, are also remarkable.

Tavush

Berdavan fortress is located near the village of the same name, on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. It is a well-preserved structure with a citadel and towers.

Lori

Another tourist attraction – Lori Fortress is located not far from Stepanavan. It is an ensemble of structures made of rough stones, which offers a wonderful view of Dzoraget gorge.

Akhtala Fortress or Pghndzahank Fortress is located in the village of Akhtala, on the roadside. It is a remarkable structure, in the territory there is also a church with preserved frescoes.

Another fortress of defensive significance, Kayanberd, is located on the road to Haghpat.

Shirak

There are some preserved parts of the castle in Gusanagyugh in this region. However, it is definitely worth visiting the Black and Red Fortresses in Gyumri.

Gegharkunik

The ruins of Spitak Fortress are located near Berdkunk village. It was built in 2-1 BC.  and served its purpose until 10th century. The walls and towers are partially preserved.

Armavir

Sardarapat fortress was located in this region, from which a part of the earthen wall is now preserved.

No matter how you travel, pay with Converse Bank cards, take advantage of various promotions and accumulate Converse points from each purchase, and exchange them for valuable gifts.

The oversight of the bank is exercised by the Central Bank.

Share

Affordable mortgage and more. Converse Bank is the partner of Build Armenia

As a partner of Build Armenia, Converse Bank within the framework of the expo-exhibition, will present mortgage lending products with…

1 day ago

The Selected Startups of SAP Startup Factory 1st Batch

SAP Startup Factory by BANA has announced the selected startups of the acceleration program. The 10 B2B teams are now…

2 days ago

Viva-MTS: By the end of this year Goghtanik settlement will be fully illuminated

In Goghtanik, the former reality of wandering in the dark in the evening has partially changed. Viva-MTS and the Foundation…

2 days ago

Ucom Offers Affordable Gadgets at Bigger Discount

As of today, within the framework of the "Affordable Gadgets at Bigger Discount" autumn offer, everyone can purchase a wide…

2 days ago

The best vacation destinations in the autumn of 2021

The premium VISA Signature card offers various benefits during your trips. Furthermore, this type of card issued by Converse Bank…

3 days ago

Viva-MTS:  Annual charity dinner in support of the socially vulnerable groups

The 15th annual charity dinner of “Orran” Charitable Non-Governmental Organization took place at the Armenia Marriott hotel. The yearly event is anchored…

5 days ago

The Galaxy Group of Companies celebrates 22nd anniversary. The occasion was marked by a special rock-classical concert

The Galaxy Group of Companies is 22 years old. One of the first and largest conglomerates in Armenia, with its…

1 week ago

BUSUU language learning app for Viva-MTS subscribers

Viva-MTS offers premium subscription to “BUSUU” app, specially designed for its subscribers. “BUSUU” is one of the largest language learning…

1 week ago

Ralph Yirikian shared Viva-MTS management experience to Leadership School students

Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian presented his knowledge and experience in the fields of business leadership and management to the…

1 week ago