The Monastery of Haghardzine

The monastery is located in the hollow of a wooded valley and stands at an altitude of 1 061m. It was founded in the 10th century.



The town of Dilidjan is famous for the preservation of the traditional habitat and for its mineral water. The National Park of Dilidjan, where is located Parz Lake, is close to the city. Its nickname is the "Armenian Switzerland".


Lakec Sevan and Sevanavank


Renovated twice in the 20th century, Sevanavank is a monastery located on a peninsula of Lake Sevan, in the marz of Gegharkunik. It was founded in 874 on the site of a monastery of the 4th century, destroyed by the Arabs.

The Sevan lake is one of the largest lakes in the world. Located in the province of Gegharkunik, in the east of Armenia, It has been recognized as a Ramsar site since 7 June 1993. It is a "real inland sea" of 1,400 km2

The monastery of Noravank


The Noravank Monastery is built on the site of a church of the 9th or 10th century. It was rebuilt in the 12th century but dates mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries.

The main church of the monastery, Saint-John-the-Precursor is completed by the Saint-Gregory church. Added to this group are the churches of Saint-Mother-of-God, the ruins of various buildings, several khachkars and the ramparts of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Selim caravansarai

The caravanserai of Selim dates back to 1332. It is located in the marz of Vayots Dzor in Armenia. It is the best preserved of Armenia. The caravanserais served as night shelters for the caravans of the Silk Road, loaded with goods, going towards Europe or the East.


The monastery of Tatev

A 10th century monastery, located in the Syunik region (previously known as the Zanguezur province) was placed by Armenia on its indicative list for UNESCO’s International Heritage List in 1952.


© 2017 par Agnès Tatoyan 


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