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Alaverdi

home of UNESCO World Heritage site Sanahin Monastery and nearby Haghpat Monastery

30km

41.09544.661

Tsaghkadzor

Armenia's ski destination.

34km

40.533344.7167

Dilijan

popular forest resort known as the "Little Switzerland" of Armenia.

42km

40.74083344.863056

Gyumri

Armenia's 2nd largest city which once dwarfed Yerevan. Small old town area still shows earthquake damage from 1988.

70km

40.78944443.8475
Sights

Church of the Holy Mother of God, Vanadzor

Very old black and orange stone Armenian church. It is one of the nicest examples of historic architecture in Vanadzor. It was built in 1831 and then renovated in 1999.

1.4km

40.8148611144.49569444

Kobayr monastery

The partially collapsed church once had magnificently exposed frescoes - which are now being covered again as the complex is restored. The setting is really nice, as are the views. Well worth the 15-min walk up the slippery wet slopes of the canyon.

23km

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Horomayr Monastery

The monastery is built in part at the top of the cliff, in part halfway down. At the top, there is a three-chambered chapel. Below, the walls of the canyon form one of the four walls of the structures. There are caves within the monastic complex, khachkars and carvings. St Mark's Church was built by the Princes Zakare and Ivane Zakarian in 1187. The other buildings were built by Abbot Samuel in 1206.

24km

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Odzun Church

A huge basilica, which has withstood the tests of time for 1,300 years, the church in Odzun is a beauty. There is an interest memorial on the site with carvings telling a story, and a large village surrounds the church.

25km

41.0508544.616416

Sanahin Monastery

cultural heritage monument of Armenia

30km

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Sanahin

village in Lori Province of Armenia

31km

41.08792444.667985

Khujabi Monastery

If you make it to Khorakert, you should be able to make it to this soaring, majestic and lost work of architecture, further along the border.

34km

41.2016666744.5675

Haghpat

village in Lori Province of Armenia

34km

41.09544.71027778

Haghpat Monastery

Part of the same UNESCO site as Sanahin, you'll have a hard time choosing a favourite. The labyrinth of passages, chambers, khachkars and views will leave you wondering how this masterpiece was built.

34km

41.09388944.711944

Kecharis Monastery

monastery

35km

40.53235844.719644

Makravank Monastery

cultural heritage monument of Armenia

36km

40.527544.737222

Akhtala Monastery

This beautiful fortified monastery has exquisite frescoes, large fortifications, great carvings and interesting ruins. Not many visit it yet, but that will likely change in time.

42km

41.15057844.763919

Haghartsin Monastery

cultural heritage monument of Armenia

45km

40.76848944.890875

Lake Parz

lake in Armenia

53km

40.75138944.960556

Moscow Cinema

60km

40.315144.8712

Aghavnavank Monastery

monastery in Armenia

69km

40.72498445.107594

Sev Berd

The big, round, black fortress on the top of the hill overlooking Gyumri is a good spot to take in the view. It once protected the Russian Empire from the Ottoman Empire. Nearby is the huge "Mother Armenia" statue.

73km

40.7822222243.82527778

Lake Sevan

lake in Armenia

104km

40.3166666745.35

Noravank

monastery

126km

39.68406145.232872

we will see

Vanadzor

Armenia
Vanadzor (Armenian: Վանաձոր) is capital of Lori Marz, in the North Central part of Armenia. Vanadzor is Armenia's third largest city, with a population of about 105,000 people. There are a few old churches, however big part of the city has been built during the time of the Soviet Union with a grand central square, a humongous old Soviet chemical factory which has been idle for decades, and a river running through the somewhat narrow valley, surrounded by hills.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

1.2°C-8.5
Precipitation: 20 mm

Feb

2.3°C-7.6
Precipitation: 26 mm

Mar

6.9°C-3.3
Precipitation: 36 mm

Apr

13.3°C1.6
Precipitation: 57 mm

May

18.6°C6.3
Precipitation: 94 mm

Jun

22.6°C9.5
Precipitation: 83 mm

Jul

25.7°C12.3
Precipitation: 51 mm

Aug

25.6°C12.2
Precipitation: 42 mm

Sep

22°C7.8
Precipitation: 33 mm

Oct

16.3°C3.3
Precipitation: 41 mm

Nov

9.1°C-1.2
Precipitation: 32 mm

Dec

3.3°C-5.5
Precipitation: 19 mm
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