Haghpat Monastery. After a few hours of driving along the road surrounded by mountain landscapes, you find yourself in a medieval Armenian fairy tale, where every stone and every door is filled with the spirit of antiquity. The monastery complex of Haghpat and its one-of-a-kind Khachkar “Amenaprkich” will burn into your memory, leaving an indelible mark there until the end of your days.
An interesting fact: the famous Armenian ashug-gusan (musician) of the 18th century, Sayat-Nova, lived and worked in the monastery, whose songs are still performed not only by Armenians, but also by Georgians, Turks, Iranians and Azerbaijanis.
Complex Zarni-Parni. A cave-fortress complex, built by Armenians in the early Middle Ages, awaits you. In addition to picturesque views, unique architectural solutions and strong energy, this majestic place surprises with its history – once upon a time, the spiritual brethren of the Haghpat monastery, already known to you, kept tens and thousands of the most important historical manuscripts in Zarni-Parni, some of which have survived to this day
Sanahin Monastery. Visiting the Lori region, overlooking Sanahin, beloved by the Armenian people, is probably the worst mistake that any tourist and even a local resident can make. That is why we are transporting you through the eastern mountain serpentines to another all-Christian treasury – Sanahin Monastery. The unique architecture of its kind will surprise even the most experienced traveler.
An interesting fact: the monastery was built by the Bagratuni dynasty, which became the last royal dynasty of Greater Armenia before the Muslim invasion.