Armavir

Armavir

Armavir is the capital of Armavir region; it is located in the Ararat valley and borders on Turkey. This city was the first capital of Armenia. It is also called Sardarapat or Hoktemberyan.  It is considered to be one of the youngest cities in Armenia. Here are the popular factories of Vine and Brandy. They say this factory’s vines are special.

The first thing to do in Armavir is visiting the memorial complex of Sardarapat; dedicated to the heroic battle of 1918 against Turks.Then you can visit the other places such as the Central Park; there is a beautiful Church named after Saint Grigor Narekaci.

Near the park, there are a lot of cafés where you can sit and enjoy the look of the city. There is a lovely Zoological and botanical garden at the center of the city. There are a lot of animals that welcome the visitors, and rare types of the plants that decorate the surrounding of the city.

There is also "Kamurj complex", where the tourists can have a good rest. There you can taste real Armenian foods and dishes.There are a lot of cafés restaurants and pubs, here you can try the traditional Armenian "Khash" and they will suggest traditional soups that are special for the people of Armavir. A beautiful Metsamor Castle is in Armavir. Nowadays the ruins of the standing stones make this place a very attractive place. It is a very interesting historical place to visit.