Today we are going to visit UNESCO monuments.
On the way to Garni we will have a stop near the Charents’s Arch and enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Ararat.
Garni Temple is one of the most popular touristic places in Armenia, as it is the only standing Pegan – hellenistic temple in the territory of Armenia and Pre-Soviet Union region. Located above the picturesque gorge of Azat river, the Temple blends beautifully with the surrounding scenery. 24 columns give the Temple an elegant architectural appearance.
Garni was built in 1st century A.D. In the territory of Garni there are Royal bath, ruins of the Royal summer palace and winery.
Near the temple in an armenian restaurant we are going to have master-class of armenian national bread Lavash baking and a chance to taste it with armenian cheese and greens.
After only 15 minutes we will reach to Geghard monastery which was built in IV – XIII centuries A.D. It is a unique sample of cave-carved monastery where the spear of Longinus was kept for a long time before it was transported to the Cathedral of ST. Echmiadzin. Fantastic acoustics and the interior of the monastery will help you to feel the strong energy enveloped for centuries.