Byureghavan

Byureghavan

Byureghavan is a town in Kotayk region and southern part of Hrazdan. It is located 16 km northeast of Yerevan, and 25 km south of Hrazdan. The name of the city came from Armenian words "byuregh" - means glass and  "avan" means settlement. The area of the modern-day city was part of the "Kotayk" canton of Ayrarat region during the ancient Kingdom of Armenia.

The town was established in 1945 within the Abovyan raion known as Arzni banavan (means a settlement for the workers) to accommodate the workers of the nearby bottle and glass manufacturing company.

The settlement was developed by the Soviet government during the 1970s. In 1974, the area got the status of urban settlement and renamed Byureghavan, in honor of well-known cut glass factory of the town.

Byureghavan is standing on Kotayk plateau on the left side of Hrazdan gorge, at a height of 1,300 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Gegham mountains and Mount Hatis from the east, including Nurnus(village) from the north, from the south, is the village of Arzni, the village of Nor Geghi from the west, and the town of Nor Hachn from the southwest.

It is resort town and is situated near famous "Arzni" sanatorium which is a very popular place amongst Armenians due to its fresh air, the tasty water, and bread. The legend says that the Shamiram’s soldiers healed the wounds of Ara Geghetsik with Arzni’s powerful water. This is a place where you can come, get treatment and just enjoy this place. So if you want to have a good, meantime healthy rest come and enjoy this beautiful place. The city has cool summer and mildly cold winter. You can visit here any time of the year.

The art school has been working since 1976, a public library since 1974, and a house of culture opened during the 1980s. The town has a children's art school and a dance ensemble known as Byuregh.