Trip to Armenian alphabet monumet, Echmiatzin and lavash baking in Aknashen

Trip to Armenian alphabet monumet, Echmiatzin and lavash baking in Aknashen
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$45
Duration: 8 hours
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Description

  • Unique opportunity to discover one of the oldest alphabets in the world
  • Uncover the oldest Christian structure
  • Lavash baking experience at traditional Armenian host family

You are invited to share a day of cultural heritage discoveries with us!

In the morning your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel in order to head to the Aragatsotn Province for unveiling the treasure of the Armenian modern architecture, the Alphabet Monument.

Armenia is one of few countries in the world which can boast of its own alphabetical system, created over 1600 years ago by Mesrop Mashtots. In the alphabet garden we will be granted a unique opportunity to see each letter of the alphabet carved out of tufa stone and of course take a picture of you with your human-size initial and snow-capped Mount Aragats in the background.

Later, the educational trip will continue in the spiritual center of the country, Echmiatzin. We will explore the Mother Cathedral, originally built between 301 and 303, which has later been restored and is considered precious marvel among religious buildings of the country.

Our next destination will be the village Aknashen, where Armenian hospitality will invite us to the traditional table to try delicious specialties prepared specially for us. Here, we will have an opportunity to witness and participate in the process of making Armenian traditional flat-bread lavash.

In the evening, you will have a safe and comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Yerevan.

  • Unique opportunity to discover one of the oldest alphabets in the world
  • Uncover the oldest Christian structure
  • Lavash baking experience at traditional Armenian host family