Day tour : Yerevan - Noravank - Tatev - Shaki waterfall

Cultural & Theme Tours in Yeghegnadzor

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It’s a pleasure to welcome to Silk Road Armenia Travel Agency.The beautiful Noravank Monastery was built in the 13th century on the ledge of narrow winding gorge above the Amaghu River, near the city of Yeghegnadzor. The spare lines of the church contrast beautifully with the sharp red rock cliffs, and the dramatic scenery is one of the best reasons to visit Noravank. The most magnificent building of the monastery is the two-storey St. Astvatsatsin Church, constructed in 1339 by Prince Burtel Orbelyan. In the church’s centre, a beautiful dome is decorated with arched columns and modelled eaves towers.Tatev monastery is situated near the village of the same name in part of Zangezur - ancient Syunik.Tatev monastery was built during the 9-13th centuries as an Armenian intellectual center where philosophers, musicians, painters, calligraphers, and monks lived.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tatev Monastery, Tatev, Syunik ProvinceTatev monastery is situated near the village of the same name in part of Zangezur - ancient Syunik.Tatev monastery was built during the 9-13th centuries as an Armenian intellectual center where philosophers, musicians, painters, calligraphers, and monks lived. This monasterys teachers produced manuscripts for the whole Armenian world. The earthquake of 1931 caused considerable destruction, but the parts that survived enable us to judge about the artistic merits of the complex.The main monument is the Church of Poghos and Petros (Peter and Paul) built in 895-906. It reproduces the type of domed basilicas of the 7th century, but has new features. Tatev ensemble fits in perfectly with the mountainous landscape around it. A large church, dominating the surrounding structures and visible from afar, is the architectural and artistic center of the ensemble.Duration: 13 hoursStop At: Noravank Monastery, Areni, Vayots Dzor ProvinceThe beautiful Noravank Monastery was built in the 13th century on the ledge of narrow winding gorge above the Amaghu River, near the city of Yeghegnadzor. The spare lines of the church contrast beautifully with the sharp red rock cliffs, and the dramatic scenery is one of the best reasons to visit Noravank. The monastery is sometimes called Amagu Noravank, to distinguish it from Noravank Monastery in the city of Goris. Amagu is the name of a small settlement which used to stand over the gorge. The most magnificent building of the monastery is the two-storey St. Astvatsatsin Church, constructed in 1339 by Prince Burtel Orbelyan. The building is a classic architectural monument. The rectangular church rests upon a powerful high foundation, which gives it a majestic and monumental air. The main facade of the temple is cross-shaped and is decorated with a carved cross and several saints. In the church’s centre, a beautiful dome is decorated with arched columns and modelled eaves towers.Duration: 13 hours

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Maps
  • Bottled water
  • Guide service
  • Professional driver
  • Entry/Admission - Tatev Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Noravank Monastery

What’s not included

  • Meals
  • Tatev ropway ticket
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