WHY TO COME TO ARMENIA AND WHY IN GYUMRI? SO AS
- to see the biblical mountain Ararat - the settlement of Noah’s ark.
-To discovery the country and get to know the people who first accepted the Christianity as the state religion (301 A.D.)
- To drink and taste Armenian world famous cognac in Brandy factory.
- To drink and taste bear “Gyumri” in factory.
- Gyumri is Shirak region center. Gyumri is north regional center.
- To see the museum in the open air - wonderful sightseeing, cultural and historical architectural heritage (more than 40 000 hist...
TRADITIONS AND HOLIDAYS
In Armenia many traditional and national customs are observed by people until today: for example Vardavar blessing of the first grapes harvest in August… At present in the Republic of Armenia are officially celebrated the following holidays and memorable dates. Winter festivals symbolize birth of the Sun, the God and new life.
- New Year - December 31 - January 1-2
- Christmas - January 6
- The day of the Armenian army - January 28
- Barekendan (Shrovetide) - February 3
- Terndez (Presentation of the Temple Garni) February 14
SHORT TOURS OF NORTH ARMENIA
Day 1 Out of the western gates of the city we go to Gyumri, which is in the North-western part of the country. On route visit to Aruch church (VII c), monument ensemble Talin (VII - XIX c), Mastara church (V c). Bending route leads to the North, we pass the biggest tuff mines of the country. We get to Gyumri. Excursion in Gyumri. Gyumri (the second city of Armenia, zone of earthquake of 1988), Marmashen monastery (X - XIII AD). Dinner. O/N in Gyumri.
Day 2 After breakfast return Yerevan. On route visit Vanadzor, Spitak, Aparan, Saghmosavank (XII-XIII AD), village Ushi to see the archeological excavations of ancient settlement, Ohanav...