Holy Saviors Church

They say that once an armenian believer wasn’t allowed to enter the greek church. That’s how Gyumri people decided to build their own church. The highest church was the Greek Orthodox Church called “Urums” at that time. So people wanted to build a higher church that would stand between the Greek and Armenian Catholic churches…

Sarnaghbyur

The village of Sarnaghbyur with its one hundred and two registered cultural assets, is a must see destination! The highlight of the place is a cave church with a sacred spring dedicated to St. Gregory the Illuminator. Sarnaghbyur, which means “the cold spring”, really justifies its name. The cold water from the spring has healing…

Holy Saviours Church – Gyumri

They say that once an armenian believer wasn’t allowed to enter the greek church. That’s how Gyumri people decided to build their own church. The highest church was the Greek Orthodox Church called “Urums” at that time. So people wanted to build a higher church that would stand between the Greek and Armenian Catholic churches…

Harichavank Monastry

Charles Aznavour born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, is Armenian, singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career spanning over 80 years, he has written more than 800 songs. On disc, he recorded more…

Marmashen Monsatery

Marmashen was the dynastic burial place for the Pahlavids. An inscription (see photograph 7) dated 1029 is carved on the south faade of the Katoghike (Cathedral) church, the largest church in the complex. It states that Prince Vahram Pahlavouni constructed the monastery, but does not give precise references to any specific buildings within the monastery.…

Makaravank, Lernakert

Lernakert is a village in the Shirak Province of Armenia. The 10th to 13th-century Makaravank Church, with the church of Surb Sion of 1001 is located 1 mile north of the village. In the gorge below is a small church built on earlier foundations and constructed in the 18th century, with a hermit’s cell cut…

Lmbatavank

Officially, the Saint Stephen Church of Lmbat Monastery more commonly known as Lmbatavank is a church located on a hillside southwest of the town of Artik in the Shirak Province of Armenia. It was constructed in the 7th-century and was dedicated to Saint Stephen. The church of Saint Stephen has a cruciform centralised plan under…

Yererouk Basilica

Yererouk also Yereruyk or Ererouk, is an archeological site characterized by the presence of an ancient Armenian church near the village of Anipemza in the Shirak Province of Armenia. Yererouk was built on a plateau near the Akhurian River which defines the frontier with Turkey, about 5 km southeast of the ancient city of Ani.…

Arakelots Vank Pemzashen

Pemzashen is a village in the Shirak Province of Armenia. During the Soviet era a sewing factory, construction materials plant, and a parts factory to supply hydro-electric stations were based out of Pemzashen. After the collapse of the USSR, most of the village’s residents have found themselves out of work and many of the men…