Ashtarak is located on the left bank of Kasagh River; it is the capital of Aragatsotn region. The city’s name was first mentioned in the 9th century. The Medieval Monuments are still kept in Ashtarak, that’s why it is famous for a lot of historical monuments and outstanding people.
This city is not far away from Yerevan, so it is easy to get here by your own car or by taxi. The first place that you should visit in Ashtarak is the main square. There you will see the beautiful statue of Nerses Ashtarakeci. Recently, at the center of the square were added fountains which have the shape of the trees.
Near the square, you will see the statue of Armenian great poet Vardges Petrosyan. After that starts the street; which name is called "The Street of Museums". The city market is located near the bridge. There you can see the making of traditional Lavash.
Under the Ashtarak’s Bridge are lots of restaurants, resort houses, and water parks; here you can have really good time. Here the hospitable people will give you a warm welcome with traditional Armenian barbecue and Vodka. If you go there, you should visit Perch Petrosyan's house-gallery.
Near the gallery, there is " Tonratun"; where you can taste the real Armenian lavash. Here you will see the oldest houses in the city. The oldest churches in this city are Karmravor, Tsiranavor, and Spitakavor. It is really interesting to see these beautiful cities.
There is also one place that you should visit before you leave from this tastiest city. It is "Ayrudzi"; which is a Rider’s club. You can ride a horse or just to communicate with the horses and also can feed them. Be sure, this place will be unforgettable for you.
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