Attractions

Monastery in Haghpat Monastery

Haghpat Monastery

Occupying a commanding position overlooking the gorge, this monastery has atmosphere and architectural splendour in spades. Founded around 966 by Queen Khosrvanuch, who funded construction of the domed Surp Nishan (…
Monastery in Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin is packed with ancient graves, darkened chapels and medieval study halls. The inner sanctum of the cross-shaped Surp Astvatsatsin Church (Holy Mother of God Church) is the oldest structure, dating back to 93…
Church in Odzun

St Astvatsatsin Church

Built on the site where legend tells us St Thomas buried Christ's swaddling clothes in the 1st century, the core of St Astvatsatsin dates from the 5th century but had considerable additions in the 8th century. The c…
Monastery in Akhtala Monastery

Akhtala Monastery

The fortifications here date to the 10th century, but the main church was built in the first half of the 13th century and is one of the few medieval churches in Armenia to retain most of its original frescoes. These…
Museum in Sanahin Monastery

Mikoyan Museum

This Soviet-era museum is a shrine to brothers Anastas and Artyom Mikoyan. Anastas survived 60 years in the Politburo, outlasting even Stalin – we reckon he deserves a museum. Artyom was the designer of the USSR’s f…
Museum in Dsegh

Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum

Those who have already visited the Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum in Yerevan will find this timber house where he grew up interesting, but those unfamiliar with his life and work will find the lack of English-language la…
Monastery in Kobayr

Kobayr Monastery

Perched above the hamlet of Kobayr is the 12th-century monastery of the same name. The main church has some partially restored frescoes and a detached 3th-century bell tower; the church was being restored at the tim…