Category Archives: Cultural Heritage

10 Museums in Yerevan That Will Help You Discover Armenia

50 Fabulous and Impressive Things to Do in Yerevan

Armenia is a country teeming with history and artifacts and one of the best places to uncover this is at a museum.  This is a guide to the top ten museums in Yerevan based on popularity and number of visitors. Don’t forget that by purchasing the Yerevan pass, you will have access to over 40 […]

How to Visit the 8th-Century Tanahat Monastery (+ Photos!)

How to Visit the 8th-Century Tanahat Monastery (+ Photos!)

Isolated but not hard to reach, Tanahat Monastery is a beautiful place to visit in the Vayots Dzor Province and is a great stop if you are driving to Syunik! What remains of the Tanahat Monastery are the Saint Stepanos and Saint Nshan (Holy Sign) churches, both from the 13th century.  But according to the […]

How Khachats Toun Helped Make Meghri My Favorite Place in Armenia

Khachats Toun Heritage-1

Have you ever created expectations about a place without having been there or knowing anything about it? That is exactly what happened with Khachats Toun in Meghri for me. Fortunately, the hotel and cultural hub exceeded any expectations I had about it and then some. This is a quick recap of our time at Khachats […]

Areni-1 Cave: How to Visit the World’s Oldest Winery (+ Tips)

Areni 1 Cave in Armenia-3

During your travels in Armenia you will wonder at all of the amazing historic sites and probably think “wow, this church is over 1000 years old!”  Well, how would you like to visit a site that is 7000 years old?  That’s right!  The Areni-1 cave is exactly what you are looking for and it is […]

Spitakavor Monastery: History, How to Visit, & More!

Spitakavor Monastery

If you are looking for a little off-road adventure (actually it’s a rough dirt road) with beautiful panoramic views and interesting medieval and modern history, look no further than Spitakavor Monastery!  Located in the Vayots Dzor Province, it is a manageable drive from Yeghegnadzor, the provincial capital of Vayots Dzor.  I stayed at the scenic […]