Goris

Goris

Goris is located in the southern part of Syunik region. This town has many different names, they say the name of the town means  "Rocky place". The old Goris town was an area with cave residences. The locals call their city the adornment of Zangezur.

Goris is considered to be the most improved and beautiful town in Armenia. The surroundings of Goris are full of extraordinary towers, castles, pyramids, caves, and lot of wonders. This town is considered to be the most visited destination for the tourists because one of the wonders of Armenia is here.

 The one and only Tatev Monastery complex are situated here; a fascinating place that attracts everyone. It is the 9th-century historical monument, the oldest and the most famous complexes in Armenia which was built in 895. There you can see an ancient oil mill with stone grinders, mighty fortress walls upon massive cliffs, swinging Pillar – a unique medieval structure; the last saint of the Armenian Church; ancient frescoes by European master and of course, the tomb of Grigor Tatevatsi.

There you will be the witness of Syunik’s extraordinary nature and will discover the historic treasures of Goris. The Tatev Monastery was the cultural center of Armenia and nowadays is a must place for tourists. When you are in Tatev, go and visit " Satani Kamurj" or Satan’s Bridge. In fact, in 1995 the monasteries of Tatev were added to the tentative list of World Heritage Sites of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The next popular place among tourist is the Tatev Ropeway; it is the longest ropeway in the world (5, 7 km). The Tatev Gateway invites you to fly above the gorge on the Wings of Tatev. There is an audio guide which will tell you the Tatev Monastery’s history. If you are in this marvelous town, you must visit "Tatevatun" restaurant and taste the delicious traditional food. Goris is home also for many different traditional festivals. It will be great if you take part in these festivals. So Goris is always ready to welcome guests. Do not miss the chance and visit this lovely city.


Sights

Tatev Monastery

Goris is considered to be the most visited destination of the tourists because one of the wonders of Armenia is here. The one and only Tatev Monastery complex is situated here. It is not a secret that Tatev is a fascinating place that attracts everyone.

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