Armenian Travel DestinationsPresentation Transcript
www.hotelinyerevan.comEjmiadzin, which means the «The Descent of the OnlyBegotten Son» is an ancient capital of Armenia.to be built.According to legend, Jesus Christ descended from heaven andindicated the spot for a church.
www.hotelinyerevan.comHoly Ejmiatsin Cathedral was erected at that site in the 4thcentury(301-303), at the dawn of the Christian conversion of thecountry by King Trdat III and Saint Gregory the Illuminator
www.hotelinyerevan.comGarni is the two thousand years old basalt Temple of theSun. The location of the temple is impressive, with agorge that is 300 meters deep just below it.
www.hotelinyerevan.comThe temple was fully restored in 1976, and is surrounded by Ionic columns.
www.hotelinyerevan.comThe Khor Virap (meaning «deep dungeon») monastery is oneof the most popular tourist destinations in Armenia. It standsbefore the snowcapped flanks of Mount Ararat offering aspectacular view of the mountain, the national symbol ofArmenia.
www.hotelinyerevan.com www.hotelinyerevan.comIt is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator)was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III ofa disease. This caused the conversion of the king andArmenia into the first officially Christian nation in the worldin the year 301.
www.hotelinyerevan.comNoravank is a remarkable architectural complex of the 13th-14th centuries near Yeghegnadzor (Vayotss Dzor).According to legend, Noravank housed a piece of the TrueCross stained with Christs blood.
www.hotelinyerevan.comIn the beginning of the 13th century, Noravank was thespiritual center of Syunik district and the Orbelee princesresidence. The architect Siranes and the remarkableminiature painter and sculptor Momeek worked here in thelatter part of the eighth century.
www.hotelinyerevan.comTatev monastery was built during the 9-13th centuries asan Armenian intellectual center where philosophers,musicians, painters, calligraphers, and monks lived. Thismonasterys teachers produced manuscripts for the wholeArmenian world.
www.hotelinyerevan.comCableway between Halidzor and the Tatev monasteryin Armenia
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