Tour to Garni - Geghard
Tour to Garni – Geghard
Tour to Garni and Geghard plunges into the centuries-old history of Armenia, you will get acquainted with the architecture of the architecture the Hellenistic era and Medieval ages.
Trip to Garni – pagan temple built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD dedicated to the ancient sun god Mithra (Mihr). Located within 28 km from Yerevan in the Kotayk region, in the valley of the Azat river, near the village of Garni. Garni is the only monument preserved in Armenia and in the whole region belonging to the era of paganism and Hellenism. Fortress Garni Tacitus mentioned in connection with the events in Armenia in the first half I in. n. e. Was built by Armenian king Trdat I (54-88 years.) In 76 city, as evidenced by found in the same place his inscription in Greek: In 2011 UNESCO awarded the Museum-Reservation of Garni the Melina Mercouri International Prize.
Visit to Geghard (arm. literally - "spear"), also used the old name Ayrivank ("cave monastery") - a medival monastery complex, unique architectural construction in the Kotayk region of Armenia. The full name - Gegardavank (arm. [Geghárdavánkh]), literally - "Monastery spear." The monastery was founded in the 4th century, according to tradition by Gregory the Illuminator. Being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.