Category: Armenia

15 Incredible Places to Visit in Armenia Plus, Stay, Eat, Play; Vic Gerami; The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

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Armenia is one of the fascinating places in the world. An underrated nation for decades, until recently when European tourists found out about its rich millennias-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, the lush highlands, and much more. Vic Gerami just came back from Armenia. It was his third time there and the most memorable.

Source: 15 Incredible Places to Visit in Armenia Plus, Stay, Eat, Play – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Things you probably didn’t know about Armenia; Ngoc Diep; VoV World

Armenia is an underrated destination in the Caucasus. With a rich history that dates back to the ancient trade route, Armenia is a unique destination that needs to be on your bucket list. In today’s show, VoV World will have Adrineh Der-Boghossian, an Armenian-Canadian freelance editor, share with VoV World some quirky and fun facts about Armenia that you probably didn’t know.

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Site in Armenia to Be Granted Enhanced UNESCO Status; The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

PARIS (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley will be granted an Enhanced Protection status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), according to a decision adopted by the organization. Enhanced protection is a mechanism established by the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in […]

Source: Site in Armenia to Be Granted Enhanced UNESCO Status – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Monastery trailing in Armenia – Top 5 breathtaking monasteries you cannot afford to miss; Lakshmi Menon; Tripoto

Armenia – Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley


When my father told me that we were going to Armenia, I have to admit, I had never heard about the country except for a brief mention in a few Elif Şafak’s books. I quickly googled and learned that the Republic of Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia and is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran to the south.

A little about the history of this country for those of you giving me company living under the rocks ; Armenia is one of the world’s oldest countries and the first country to have adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD.

Though I knew nothing about the country, I had pictured Armenia to be a predominantly Muslim country. However, my first stint of research about the country admonished all those notions because this country was sprawling with Christian Monasteries! Beautiful Christian Monasteries to be precise.

Source: Monastery trailing in Armenia – Top 5 breathtaking monasteries you cannot afford to miss


The oldest cathedral in the world is in Armenia; Daniel Esparza; Aleteia

Armenia – Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots

Built in 301 by St. Gregory the Illuminator, it is a testament to both Armenian and universal history.

The Etchmiadzin Cathedral, in the city of Vagharshapat, is the main church of the Armenian Apostolic Church. According to both historians and archaeologists, it is the first cathedral built in Armenia. This means Etchmiadzin shares a place of honor with the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, the Rotonda of St. George in Thessaloniki, and the Church of Dura-Europos in Syria among the oldest churches in the whole world.

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Armenia: Christianity’s forgotten cradle; PeopleOfAr

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A wonderful article on Armenia by Ruth Hill of Washington Times, who writes columns about contemporary Christian travel destinations.

Ancient stone walls hang off cliffs overlooking the beautiful Azat River Gorge in Armenia. Grounds of the Geghard Monastery hold monastic cells and several small churches, cut from surrounding rock during the 11thcentury. Visitors can almost hear the chanting monks whose pious steps have worn valleys into the stone steps.

Source: Armenia: Christianity’s forgotten cradle – PeopleOfAr