Ancient Monastery
Ancient Monastery

Armenia is a nation and former Soviet republic in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilisations, it’s defined by religious sites including the Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Khor Virap Monastery is a pilgrimage site near Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano just across the border in Turkey.

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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6 June 2024