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Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center

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Ecotourism & Tourism Information Center offers its visitors unforgettable cultural and historical tours all over Armenia including:

  • Arrival in Yerevan
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Check in
  • Check out
  • Transfer to Airport,
  • Departure. 

      Regular City Tour includes a downtown walk around:

cascadeCascade: The Cascade is a huge white stairwell built into a Yerevan hillside in the 1970s, with water fountains running down them, all reminiscent of a natural cascade in a river or stream. It connects the central district to Haghtanak Park and the Monument Neighborhood. Although its original intent was as a monument, beginning in the 1990s the Cascade was home to a very progressive discotheque. Currently, in the summer months, the area becomes a hot spot for entertaining the general public with many free outdoor concerts. Performers include some of Armenia's most popular musicians, as well as groups from abroad. The Cascade is emerging as one of the focal points in Yerevan, similar to the Republic Square. It offers spectacular views of Mount Ararat and the city center. It is also popular for foreigners to jog on. Many tourists are often unaware that the structure has escalators so that they do not have to climb the stairs all the way to the top.


nort_avenueNorthern Avenue: The Northern Avenue, first conceived by Alexander tamanyan, is a pedestrian avenue directly from Opera to Republic Square. Although it was put on the planning books in the earlier part of the 1900s, and no construction was allowed in this section of the city ever since, the actual plan was never implemented during Soviet times. A decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yerevan decided to start building the avenue. The National Gallery and History Museum in Republic Square was never meant to be built where it was, according to original plans. Now the Northern Avenue will abut the building, rather than open up into Reublic Square.



Yerevan-Republic-SquareRepublic Square: The big central square of Yerevan is named Hanrapetutyan Hraparak (Republic Square). Intersected by Amiryan Street, Abovian Street, Nalbandian Street, and Tigran Mets Street. The square has a stone pattern in the center, meant to look like a traditional Armenian rug from above. The square has a large fountain in front of the National Art Gallery and History Museum; it has the Marriot Hotel, the Foreign Ministry, a post office and other establishments around it. This is the centre of Yerevan, where ceremonies and meetings are held. A tall clock-tower, above which flies the Armenian flag, crimson with a blue stripe down the centre, divides the main facade.Other important buildings on the square are the Main Post Office with telegraph and long-distance telephone services, and the Council of Trade Unions building, which stand to the left of the statue of Lenin as you face it, and Armenia Hotel. The “singing” fountains are also to be found on Lenin Square. They combine music, water and colour into a unique, unified whole. Directly opposite the fountains stands a building which houses three of the city’s major museums: the Museum of the Revolution, the Armenian History Museum and the Armenian State Gallery.

10Armenia-yerevan-Opera-2005Opera House: The Opera House in Armenia boasts a tradition of centuries; in fact, its foundation and the first period of activity in Yerevan go back to the second half of the 19th century. A number of important people from the world of culture were dreaming about the creation of a steady theatre. This dream came true in 1933, on January 20th, when the Opera House was opened. The national classical opera “Anush” by Armen Tigranian has always been performed since the foundation of the Opera House. The first performance was played in Alexandropol in 1912, when the composer conducted some not professional singers and musicians. The opening of the theatre contributed to the creation of new national operas, and many talented young artists were attracted by this. In 1935, on January 6, the first ballet The” Swam lake” was presented at the Yerevan Opera House.


MatenadaranMatenadaran: Armenia's state repository of ancient manuscripts, inluding illuminated manuscripts. The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (the Matenadaran), built in 1957, was designed by Mark Grigoryan. Hardly a visitor leaves Yerevan without visiting the institute; it is one of the most interesting things to see in the republic. A flight of steps leads up to a statue of Mesrop Mashtots, who compiled the Armenian alphabet (in 396). The scholar is seated with one arm raised aloft, pointing the way to literacy and knowledge to his first pupil, bending his knee reverentially before his teacher. The letters of the Armenian alphabet have been carved into the wall behind. Before the entrance to the museum, stand sculptures of ancient philosophers, scientists and men of the arts who, from left to right are: Toros Roslin (thirteenth century), Grogor Tatevatsi (fifteenth century),Anania Shirakatsi (seventh century), Movses Khorenatsi (fifth century), Mkhitar Gosh (twelfth century) and Frik (fourteenth century). The Matenadaran is constantly acquiring manuscripts found in other countries. Several hundred books dating from the thirteenth to eighteenth centuries have recently been sent by Armenians living in Libya, Syria, France, Bulgaria, Romania, India and the USA.

Yerevan_Brandy_Company"ARARAT" Brandy Company (YBC) is the leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of alcoholic beveragers. Its main brand name is ARARAT. Currently the company boasts a large following, particularly in Russia, as well as in Ukraine and Belarus. The Russian market accounts for about 85% of exports. YBC is owned and operated by the French giant Perond Ricard. The brandy distillery stands on a high plateau at the other end of Victory Bridge, as if competing, in architectural design and the quality of its produce, with the Ararat Wine factory. Architect Ovanes Markaryan used all the geographical features to advantage, and the building, with its nine austere arches, and long flight of steps leading to it, puts a striking finish to the view of the bridge. The Brandy Factory offers tours, with a full visit to its production facilities, and tasting of their various brandies.


0000babgTsitsernakaberd is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Grnocide  is located on a hill overlooking  Yerevan, Armenia. Every year on April 24, hundreds of thousands of Armenians gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place in theOttoman Empire carried out by the Turkish government. The specific monument consists of an underground museum with library & archive sections; an axial path leading to the central area of the monument that is paralleled with a 100 meters by 3 meters basal wall with inscriptions of the names of the regions, towns and villages of Historic Western Armenia (the regions where the tragedy occurred). The central memorial structures consist of a circular area that shelters the eternal flame memorizing all the victims of the Tragedy; it stands as the Memorial Sanctuary. The eternal flame is housed under 12 tall, inward- leaning basalt slabs forming a circle. The shape of these walls simulates traditional Armenian khatchkars. The level of the floor of the Monument is set at one and a half meters lower than the walkway.

_Haghtanak Zbosaygi: (Victory Park) is a big park located at the top of Cascade in Yerevan. The park is named Victory Park in commemoration of Soviet Armenia's participation in the second World War.The park is a large forested area with an artificial lake, an amusement park, cafes, the Mayr Hayastan statue and museum, and sweeping views of central Yerevan. Mother Armenia is the female personification of Armenia. Her most visual rendering is a monumental statue in Victory Park overlooking the capital city of Yerevan, Armenia. The Mother Armenia statue symbolises peace through strength. It also recalls the important status and value attributed to the older female members of an Armenian family.Its strategic location of being on a hill overlooking Yerevan makes it look like she is the guardian of the Armenian capital. Each May 9, thousands walk past the statue of Mother Armenia to commemorate Armenias war dead



                                         Daily Tour includes a visit to:

GarniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiGarni pagan templ: Garni is a temple complex located in the Kotayk Province of Armenia, situated approximately 32 km southeast from Yerevan. Several constructions and buildings have been identified within the enclosed area, including a two storey royal summer palace, a bath complex, a church built in AD 897, a cemetery and the site´s most famous and best preserved edifice, a Greco-roman temple of Garni. Garni is a place of outstanding beauty. It seems that the longitudinal side of this architecturally richly decorated premise had wide openings affording a view of the beautiful panorama of the green valley of the Azat River and the picturesque slopes of the far-off mountains. Moreover in Garni you can enjoy the Old Armenian folk and church music. Near the temple, in the northern part of the site, there is a place of the particular interest- the bathhouse, which is a well preserved hypocaust and one of its floors is decorated with a mosaic reproducing a well-known late Hellenistic iconographic type.


GeghardGeghard monastery: Geghard Northeast of Garni, higher up the gorge of the Azat River, there is a magnificent monument of medieval Armenian architecture Geghard monastery. The monastery of Geghard is a unique architectural construction in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. The spectacular towering cliffs surrounding the monastery are part of the Azat river gorge, and are included together with the monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. Some of the churches within the monastery complex are entirely dug out of the cliff rocks, others are little more than caves, while others are elaborate structures , with both architecturally complex walled sections and rooms deep inside the cliff. The combination, together with numerous engraved and free-standing khachkars is a unique sight, being one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Armenia.


Tsaghkadzor23Tsaghkadzor (Kecharis monastery): Tsaghkadzor is a spa town and a popular health resort in Armenia located north of Hrazdan in the Kotayk Province. Tsaghkadzor means valley of flowers in Armenian. The city is located 50 kilometers north of Yerevcan. One of the most interesting religious complexes of Armenia is located in Tsaghkadzor. The Kecharis Monastery of the 11th century is a group of 4 churches, and it is one of the well-preserved medieval architectural samples of the Armenian Highland. The Orbeli brothers' house-museum in Tsaghkadzor is dedicated to the Armenian scientists Ruben,Levon and Joseph Orbeli who were native of Tsaghkadzor.



HripsimeEjmiatsin, St. Hripsime Church: Saint Hripsimé Church  is one of the oldest surviving churches in Armenia. The church was erected by Catholicos Komitas atop the original mausoleum built by Catholicos Sahak the Great in the year 395 AD that contained the remains of the martyred Saint Hripsimé to who the church was dedicated to. The structure was completed in the year 618 AD. It is known for its fine Armenian architecture of the classical period, which has influenced many other Armenian churches since. This church together with other nearby sites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is located the present day city of Etchmiadzin, Armenia in the Armavir Province.



St._Gayane_churchSt. Gayane Monasteries: The Church of Saint Gayane is a 7th century Armenia church in Etchmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. It is located within walking distance from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral of 301. Gayane was the name of an abbess who was martyred with other nuns by Tirdates 3 of Armenia in the year 301, and subsequently made a saint of the Armenian apostolic Church. St. Gayane is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List 2000. During the time that Hripsimé was being tortured, Gayané told her to "be of good cheer, and stand firm" in her faith. King Trdat was to be later converted to Christianity and made it the official religion of the kingdom.



Sevan-5Lake Sevan: Lake Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of the Republic of Armenia, inside the Gegharkunik Province, at the altitude of 1,900m above sea level. Sevan was considered one of the three great lakes of the historical Armenian Kingdom, collectively referred to as the Seas of Armenia; it is the only one within the boundaries of today's Republic of Armenia. The Sevanavank peninsula (formerly an island) is the historic area of the lake at its northern shores.There are numerous beaches along the entire lake shore. The most popular of them is a 2.5 kilometers stretch on the northern shore, extending northwest from the peninsula. Resorts include Harsnaqar Hotel, Best Western Bohemian Resort, and numerous smaller facilities. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, jet skiing, windsurfing, and sailing. The area also includes numerous campgrounds and picnic areas for daytime use.


tatev10The Monastery of Tatev: The Minastry of Tatev is a 9th century Armenian Monastery located in the Tatev village in in southern Armenia. The term "Tatev" usually refers to the monastery. It stands on a plateau on the edge of the deep gorge of the Orotan (Vorotan) River. It became the bishopric seat of Syunik and played a significant role in the history of the region as a centre for economic, political, spiritual and cultural activity. In the 14th and 15th centuries Tatev Monastery hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities which contributed to the education of science, religion and philosophy; reproduction of books and development of miniature painting. Scholars of Tatev University contributed to the preservation of Armenian culture and creed during one of its most turbulent periods in its history. In 1995, the monasteries of Tatev, Tatevi Anapat and their adjacent areas of the Vorotan Valley were added to the tentative list of World Heritage Sites of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO0). In October 2010, Armenia launched the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway, a 5.750 km long cable-car, as part of its effort to revive tourism in the area. This link, named Wings of Tatev connects the village of Halidzor with the Tatev Monastery.

800px-P8252523_Ashtarak"Ashtaraki Dzor": This is a site worth visiting even from Yerevan to go to dinner, with it's small zoo, massive gold stage, live singing and often dancing, outdoor setting in a canyon, women making lavash bread in a tonir, and it even offers a paddleboat for couples to get away for a few moments. Prices are not much different than any other bbq joint across the country. About Ashtarak’s rich historical past eloquently evidence the great number of historical- architectural monuments in its territory.

 
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