Destination (290 km)

  • Aruch church,
  • Mastara church,
  • Marmashen monastery,
  • Gyumri
  • Harichavank

Duration

  • 9 hours

The tour package includes:

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide service
  • Meals

The tour package price is set according to the number of participants and the requested services.

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Marmashen
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Harichavank

 

ARUCH

The village Aruch is one of the oldest settlements of Armenia. According to building inscriptions and manuscripts (Ghevond, Hovanes Draskhanakertsi, Stepanos Taronatsi) in 60-70’s of VII c Aruch church was built by Grigor Mamikonyan and his wife Heghine. It belongs to the “domed hall” type of churches. Inside the big church’s praying hall, by the longitudinal walls, over the two arches connecting the pillars, the dome with its drum raised (now destroyed). Aruch temple is one of the most famous monuments of Early Medieval Armenian architecture.

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MARMASHEN

Marmashen Monastery is situated in Shirak distict, in 2 km south-west from Vahramaberd village, on the left bank of Akhourian River. Marmashen is a bright illustration of the Armenian medieval architecture of the late 10th century. The monastic complex consists of 3 churches and a vestibule (now ruined). The main church of the monastery Katoghike (Cathedral), according to the inscription on the southern wall, was built by Prince Vahram Pahlavouni in 988-1029. Famous Trdat (Tiridates) is supposed to be its architect.

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GYUMRI

Gyumri is located in the central part of Shirak highland, 1550 m above sea level. The population of the city is over 150,000 people.   Gyumri is the regional center and has history dating back at least five thousand years. Geographically it is situated in the Shirak Valley, on the left bank of the Akhuryan River. Four branches of the Akhuryan river flow through the city; Gyumrichay, Ghorghoba, and Boshichay the river of the Cherkez canyon.  The climate is very dry. Gyumri is famous for its folk singers Jivan, Sheram, Fahrad, Hyatt and many others, and churches, including Cathedral of Holy Mother of God, St. Nshan church.

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HARICHAVANK

The monument of Harichavank is situated in the village of Harich in the Artik District. In the village known since the second century B.C. there survived ruins of ancient fortifications. The founding date of the monastery is unknown, probably it was built not later than the 7th century when its first church was erected. At the end of the 12th century Princes Ivane and Zakhare bought Harich from Princes Pakhlavuni and built a new church, fortress walls and a number of service premises. Harichavank known as one of the most famous monastic centers in Armenia and it was especially renowned for its school and scriptorium

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For further information please contact us by:

email : info@extra.am
Phone: (+374) 95 656 956

(+374) 55 656 956

Telegram: (+374) 95 656 956
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