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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

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Holy Mount Ararat

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Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

 

During the period from 189 BC up to 387 AD Artsakh was the tenth province of the historical kingdom of Armenia. Today’s name of Artsakh – "Nagorno-Karabakh" itself seems to attests to the region's tumultuous history. The word "Nagorno" (Нагорный or Nagornyj) is Russian for "mountainous." The name "Karabakh" first appeared in Georgian and Persian writings from the 13th and 14th centuries. Many scholars have come to a conclusion that "Karabakh" (or "Karabagh") is a compound of the Turkic "kara" meaning "black" and the Persian "bakh" meaning "garden." However, there are strong arguments that he word "kara" is a derivative of "kaleh" or "kala", which in the old Harzani (an ancient dialect of the Azeri language) language means "large". Thus the name “Karabagh” could be interpreted as “large garden” that in general almost exactly defines this region.

Now Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is a de facto independent state with the main cities of Stepanakert, Shushi, Askeran, Martuni and Mardakert.

Even though the capital city is Stepanakert, the country’s cultural center is Shushi.

The nature has been generous to this land. During the course of centuries the fast-flowing mountainous rivers of this land have formed deep canyons and picturesque valleys. Besides, an extremely rugged mountainous landscape predominates in the territory. The diverse flora and fauna, upland and foothill regions, thick forests make the whole panorama more fascinating.

The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is rich in natural resources like zinc, lead, copper, gold, coal, and various constructions. Artsakh is home to several mineral water springs with high composition of iron. And the waters of these springs are used for medical purposes.

In 2005 archeological excavations discovered the historical fortress of Tigranakert founded by king Tigran The Great of Armenia ruling in the first century. The fortress town is now open for visitors.
Stepanakert – The Capital City

Stepanakert, capital of Nagorno Karabakh Republic is 345 km away from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.

The first mater plan of the city was designed in 1926 by the talented architect Al. Tamanyan, the main architect of the Armenian capital.

The monument “We and Our Mountains” welcomes visitors at the entrance to the city. The monument is the symbol of the land of Artsakh. The statue is also known among Armenians as “Grandmother and Grandfather” due to its appearance. There is also a small museum near the main open market, where you can try local specialties like Zhingalov Hats, mulberry raisins, mulberry vodka and other tasty treats.
The main square of the town with a Hotel Armenia, Parliament building and a popular park are a good place to see the locals strolling in the evening. The national museum of art in Stepanakert will help to get acquainted with the customs and culture of the Mountainous Karabakh.

Степанакерт – столица Нагорного Карабаха 

Степанакерт, столица Нагорного Карабаха находится на расстоянии в 345 км от столицы Армении Еревана.

Первый генплан города был разработан в 1926 году знаменитым архитектором Ал. Таманяном, который также был главным архитектором столицы Армении.

У въезда в город посетителей приветствует памятник "Мы и наши горы". Памятник является символом земли Арцаха. Она также известна среди армян как "Бабушка и дедушка» из-за его внешнего вида. Помимо этого, рядом с главным открытом рынком, есть также небольшой музей, где можно попробовать блюда местной кухни, такие как жингялов хац, тутовый изюм, тутовую водку и другие вкусные угощения.

Главная площадь города вместе с гостиницей “Армения”, зданием парламента и популярным парком является тем местом, где можно увидеть, как местные жители гуляют по вечерам.
Национальный художественный музей в Степанакерте поможет познакомиться с обычаями и культурой Нагорного Карабаха.

Shushi - An Impregnable Castle

Thanks to its impregnable position, Shushi served as a town and an ancient fortress in the Armenian principality of Varanda. In early 19th century the town received its present name from a nearby Armenian village called Shushi, also known as Shushikent ("village of Shushi") or Shosh. Last several centuries the town passed through a turbulent history under Persian, Turkic, Russian and Soviet powers.
Amenaprkich church of Shushi was built in 1868. The altars and other structures in the church have been built out of squared limestone. The church had a three storied bell-tower. The church porch (entrance hall) reminds of Etchmiadzin Cathedral. The crosses like cupolas of this church are especially attractive.

Gandzasar Church

Gandzasar is the most exquisite monastery in Karabakh. Located in the north, atop the green hill which climbs above the village of Vank, it has been restored and is a fully functioning monastery. The church of Gandzasar was built in 1216-1238.

The church was named Gandzasar for a hill which is rich in many different metal mines. Gandzasar has a rich manuscript repository where various valuable manuscripts have been written and many ecclesiastic leaders got high education.

The church was built by the prince of Khachen Hasan Djalal-Dola. Now the porch of Gandzasar also protects his tomb.