Top Places in Armenia that Should be on Your Bucket List

With a spread of quaint historic villages, medieval monuments, scattered ancient monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes, Armenia comes off as a very enticing concoction for its tourists and travelers. In the past few years, Armenia’s popularity has increased as people find themselves enamored by its ancient yet tragic history and the rich cultures. This mysterious land has a number of stories to tell and there are some places that you should definitely visit for getting a rousing glimpse of the country. Some of these top places that should be on your bucket list are:

Monastery of Geghard

Partly carved out of a mountain and built amidst towering cliffs, the stunning Geghard monastery in Armenia is undoubtedly one of the best displays of Armenian architecture. It is home to a number of churches and rock-cut tombs and is said to have been around from 4th century onwards. It is said that its main chapel was erected in 1215. Apart from its religious importance, the monastery also gives you mind-boggling views of the surrounding Azat River gorge, thus making it one of the best tourist places in Armenia.

Republic Square

Located at the heart of Armenia’s ancient capital city of Yerevan, the Republic Square is one of the most stunning places to see in the country. The square is also referred to as Yerevan’s Square and it is a timeless fa├žade with an oval roundabout and a section boasting musical fountains and a pool. The square is surrounded by charming builds that were made in neoclassical style. This includes some famous landmarks, such as the Central Post Office, the National Art Gallery, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Government House.

The Cascade 

A massive stairway in the capital of Armenia, the Cascade is one of the best places to see in Yerevan, which links the downtown Kenton area with the Monument neighborhood. The Cascade is situated in the heart of Yerevan and it is also in close proximity to other beautiful landmarks like the Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Matenadaran. A stunning, monumental stairway, the Cascade also boasts a series of escalators along with an elaborate network of outdoor gardens, courtyards and halls with beautiful architecture that display the rich history and cultural heritage of Armenia.

 Village of Garni

Anyone who loves history should definitely reach out to Sharobi Travels and book their trip to Armenia so they can visit the historic village of Garni. It is replete with ancient secrets and rich history and no one would want to miss out on this. It is filled with an incredible collection of architectural and historical monuments that dates back to the early Christian and Hellinistic era. One of the most famous ones is the iconic Garni Temple, which is the pagan temple of the Sun. In fact, it is one of the best structural symbols of pre-Christian era in the country. Some of the other impressive attractions you can find are the Garni Gorge, Garni Fortress, Surb Astvatsatsin Church, Mashtots Hayrapet Church and the Khumarzham Church. 

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