Ararat Province

Ararat Province is situated in the southwestern part of Armenia and is known for its historical landmarks, agricultural significance, and the majestic presence of Mount Ararat. Here are some key highlights and attractions of Ararat Province:

  1. Mount Ararat: Dominating the landscape, Mount Ararat is an iconic symbol of Armenia. Though the mountain is technically located in Turkey, the view of its snow-capped peaks from the Ararat Province is awe-inspiring. Khor Virap Monastery, located in the province, provides one of the best vantage points to admire Mount Ararat.

  2. Khor Virap Monastery: Khor Virap is a significant pilgrimage site and offers stunning views of Mount Ararat. According to legend, Saint Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned in a pit here for 13 years before the conversion of Armenia to Christianity.

  3. Noravank Monastery: A masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture, Noravank is surrounded by red cliffs in the Amaghu Valley. The complex includes churches adorned with intricate carvings and a unique chapel with a narrow staircase leading to its second floor.

  4. Artashat: Founded in the 2nd century BCE, Artashat is one of the oldest cities in Armenia. Explore the archaeological site to discover remnants of ancient structures, including the Temple of Zvartnots and the Royal Palace.

  5. Vedi: A town in the Ararat Valley, Vedi is known for its wine production. Visitors can explore local wineries, taste Armenian wines, and learn about the traditional winemaking techniques.

  7. Ararat Province, with its blend of historical, cultural, and natural attractions, invites visitors to explore the roots of Armenian Christianity, marvel at ancient architecture, and soak in the beauty of the Ararat landscape.


Ararat Province

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