Are you interested in the ancient lifestyle of humankind? Armenian highlands have a lot to tell you with places that embody stories of some of the earliest people in the world.
Khor Virap and Noravank, Tatev and Sevanavank, Zorats Karer, Haghartsin and Goshavank, Garni, Haghpat, Sanahin, Jermuk, and so many other monasteries to visit, waterfalls to see, mountains to climb, and historical cities to wander - it will take a whole lifetime.
But start with the first step. Take a tour or two to stand at the crossroads of different Armenian eras and learn about its rich history and culture. Armenia is the destination for heritage tourism.
Landscapes & Wildlife
Want to spend your vacation bare feet on the grass, with the wind playing with your hair? Armenian nature and wildlife are ready to soothe your soul. Full of forests, parks, mountains, waterfalls, caves, and cliffs, Armenia is home to diverse flora and fauna. That's why a large number of explorers visit Armenia every year and travel to the farthest corners of the country to study the endemic species of animals and birds. Armenia has a vast array of hidden gems and undiscovered spots that are waiting for your exploration.
And no matter if you prefer birdwatching, stargazing, camping, or studying herbs and plants, Armenia has a lot to offer in nature tourism. Just come to Armenia, rest your mind in the deep and mysterious forests of the country, and you will become aware of why ancient Armenians worshipped nature and its deities.
Museums and Galleries
Museums and galleries are fundamental in the discovery of the Armenian historical and cultural heritage. The Armenian landscapes and nature are called an open-air museum, but there's so much more to see in across-the-country galleries and museums.
Learn more about the ancient history of Armenia by visiting the History Museum of Armenia on Republic Square. Explore the city of Yerevan by visiting the Yerevan History Museum. Or visit the mysterious Erebuni Fortress and discover the prehistoric Urartian fortified city of Erebuni.
Thousands of years are enclosed in the one-of-a-kind manuscripts and artworks which are waiting for you to be explored.
For contemporary art lovers Contemporay Art Museum in Yerevan is the place to go. A must see in your gallery list should be the Sergei Parajanov Museum. You can get a ful cultural experience by visiting the Casade complex and the Cafesjian Center for the Arts inside the complex that features contemporary art pieces. Most importantly, if you want to get to know the great masters of Armenian art history you should visit the National Gallery of Armenia.