Hrazdan

Hrazdan

Hrazdan is the capital city of Kotayk Region. The Hrazdan River crosses the city. Hrazdan is considered to be the main industrial center of Armenia. The people of Hrazdan came here from different places such as Sasun, Mush Kars Artsakh, Baku and other places. In fact, everyone brought their own habits and traditions, creating the image of little Armenia.

They say that before the building the city in that area was swamped. Nowadays at the center of the city are buildings, different companies, shops, parks, and cafés.  Near the center, there is "the old Hrazdan"; which is not beautiful as the center but is still interesting to visit. There is a big and lovely park of fir-trees in Akhta Aghbyurak’s district. You can find many special benches in the park where you can sit, breathe fresh air and enjoy the view.

There are few monuments that are dedicated to the victims of Second World War. At the end of the park, there is a big solar clock with the constellation signs. Near old Hrazdan Street, you will see the National Theatre of Hrazdan; which is a beautiful place to visit. In the same area, you can see the Hrazdan’s branch of National Gallery of Armenia. The Hrazdan’s Branch is considered to be the oldest one in Gallery. In front of the gallery is located "the city park", which has a  beautiful look to the forest.

One of the most beautiful places in Hrazdan is "Tsovinar" artificial lake. The people love to pass their holidays there. Near the lake you can see a unique statue; they call it  "a pretty girl coming out of the water ".In Maqravan town there is situated Maqravan Monastery complex, the main Church of the complex is the Saint Astvatsatsin that is surrounded by a lot of beautiful cross-stones. Near the church, you can see the little cemetery. Unfortunately, the Complex is not working, but people believe that there is something that only is visible to them.So it is worth to see this mysterious place. If you’re fond of mysteries, this place is for you.