1 Day History tour itinerary for Yerevan: Examine Ancient And Modern Structures At Mt Aragats
Explore the gems of Armenian architecture on this tour that takes you to the slopes of Mount Aragats where you get to see the ancient Armenian Alphabets Monument, the haunting ruins of the Amberd Fort and the hub of astronomical discoveries in Armenia, the Byurakan Observatory.
Alphabet Monument - Amberd fort - Byurakan observatory
Your Armenian tour guide will take you to the first stop of this tour, the ancient Armenian Alphabet Monument at 3 pm. The 39 letters of the Armenian alphabet are considered an integral source of national pride and identity.
At 5 pm, you will reach the medieval Amberd Fortress on the southern slopes of Mount Aragats. The fortress is an important archaeological site which boasts numerous underground walkways.
At 9 pm, you will visit the Byurakan Observatory built with beautiful pink felsitic tuff at an altitude of 1500m above sea level. The observatory holds one of the world's largest telescopes, the Schmidt telescope as the air at this altitude is dry and has many cloudless starry nights favourable for astronomical observations.
After the end of this tour, you will be returned to Yerevan.
Transportation in comfortable vehicles.
All tickets to mentioned sites and museums.
Drinking water in the vehicle.
Lunches and dinners during the tour. (We can organize lunches at prior request)
Guide service ( We can provide guide services in all languages for an additional price. )
Flights / tickets.
Your tour guide can pick you up from any point of your request.
Armenian Alphabet Monument, the 39 letters carved from tuff, devised by Mesrop Mashtots and his disciples, is located on the slope of Mount Aragats.
Amberd Fortress'history goes back to the 7th century when Armenian princes Kamsarakan started the construction of the fortress. It became a residence of the Armenian noble family of Pahlavuni. The Amberd Fortress is a gem of the medieval architecture of the Caucasus.
The Byurakan Observatory was founded in 1946 by the president of the Armenian Academy of Sciences Viktor Hambardzoumian. Thanks to the works of Hambardzoumian and his disciples, Astrophysical Observatory of Byurakan became one of the major astronomical centres and has gained high prestige in academic circles throughout the world.
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