Ancient Monastery
Ancient Monastery

Armenia is a former Soviet republic found in the mountainous Caucasus region between Europe and Asia. Considered to be one of the earliest Christian civilisations, it’s noted by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, which are the headquarters of the Armenian Church. Near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey can be found the pilgrimage site of Khor Virap Monastery.

Armenia is rich with stone. The uniqueness of national Armenian Architecture is considered to be due to the diversity of Armenian stones, significantly the tufa stone. It has a unique and exceptional diversity, with artistic and mechanical features. Khachkar or cross-stone is a delightful phenomenon in Armenian Art. The khachkars are the best creation of Armenian Architecture. Armenia will offer you one of the most unforgettable trips of your life. This small country is so diverse and beautiful.

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Andante Guide Lecturer Ian Colvin
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15 days
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