North-West Tours


130 km - 5 hours















The center of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Seat of its Supreme Patriarch, the Catholicos of All Armenians. The Cathedral of St. Echmiatsin, which was built in
301-303 and is considered to be the oldest Christian church, is located here, as are the Gandzatun [treasury] and the Cathedral museum.


60 km - 4 hours











S.Ciranavor 5-6 c.

Born place, grave, church of Mesrop Mashtots 5c











250 km - 7 hours











It is the second city of Armenia. Archeological excavations have shown, that this district was populated in the third millennium B.C. For the first time about this city it was mentioned in 773 year.











110 km - 4 hours















Fortress  Amberd, a medieval construction of the10th century of princes Pahlavuni, is on a southern slope of mountain Aragats at height of 2300 meters above sea level.  Rather well kept fortress with adjoining to its territory is erected on an unapproachable plateau which slopes abruptly fall to deep gorge.