A trip to Armenia is a trip that will have variety and many moments that will be remembered for a long time. It is only important to build the route correctly, choosing the best sights.

The country has ancient cities with interesting architecture and picturesque parks, many monasteries and wonderful natural attractions — majestic mountains and calm lakes. The article below will tell you more about the places worth seeing in the country:


Yerevan is the largest city in Armenia and also its capital. It is older than Rome and recently celebrated its 2800th anniversary.

Charming corners and beautiful buildings make its classic Old Town an attractive place to stroll. The centerpiece of Yerevan is the Republic Square, with attractions such as the National History Museum and the Art Museum.

The city has many temples, charming courtyards, cafes with excellent cuisine and beautiful views.

One of the best day trips from Yerevan is a visit to the ancient monastery of Geghard, located 40 km southeast of the city.


Located in the northwestern part of Armenia, Gyumri is the second largest city in the country. It is a beautiful place with famous museums, a historic district and beautiful parks. The city attracts tourists with delicious cuisine and ancient architecture.

First of all, guests need to see the Black Fortress, built on a hill of volcanic tufa, and the historic Kumari district.


This city is located at an altitude of 1425 meters above sea level. It is full of lush greenery and opportunities for outdoor activities. Among the main attractions of Vanadzor are the town hall, the house of master Mehrab, Hayk Square, as well as parks and churches.

Tatev Monastery

The majestic Tatev Monastery, built in the 9th century, is located in the south of Armenia. It is located on a high basalt plateau overlooking the picturesque gorge of the Vorotan River.

Initially, the monastery served as a defensive structure for the Syunik kingdom. In addition to strong walls, the monastery has an oil mill, ancient frescoes and a network of intriguing underground passages leading to a mystical deep gorge.

Temple of Garni

This pagan temple is dedicated to Mihr, the god of the sun. It was built in the first century. The Greek-style building is nestled among towering mountains and hills.

There is an excellent trail for hikers to go biking, hiking or horseback riding.


Noravank Monastery is one of the iconic places in Armenia with incredible views. The complex includes 12 different buildings, including the Astvatsatsin Church, the St. Grigor Chapel and the St. Karapet Church.

Dilijan National Park

Of the national parks of Armenia, Dilijan stands out for its beauty. There are mineral water springs, natural monuments and several religious sites, including Haghartsin and Matosavank monasteries, Akhnabat church and other sites.

Lake Sevan

The largest lake in the Caucasus attracts many tourists. Here you can not only relax on the sand, do water sports and enjoy picturesque views, but also visit the impressive churches and monasteries — Hayravank and Sevanank.

  • Fresh mountain air and cool azure water make Lake Sevan one of the best places in Armenia.


  • This city is located to the west of Yerevan and is known primarily as a religious place due to its countless churches and cathedrals.

Some of the best places you can visit here include St. Gayane Church located next to the famous Etchmiadzin Cathedral, St. Hripsime Church and the beautiful ruins of Zvartnots Temple.


The resort town of Tsakhkadzor is an ideal place for those who come to Armenia in winter. It offers the guest excellent opportunities for winter sports.

  • Also, one should not lose sight of the amazing Kecharis Monastery, located in the northwestern part of the city.