What to do and see in Ashtarak, Aragatsotn: The Best Sacred & Religious Sites

May 14, 2022 Enriqueta Cusson

Coordinates: 40°17′51″N 44°21′42″E / 40.29750°N 44.36167°E / 40.29750; 44.36167
Restaurants in Ashtarak

1. Karmravor Church

Khachatur Abovyan St., Ashtarak Armenia http://www.atb.am/en/armenia/sights/christ/church_karmravor/
Excellent
35%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Karmravor Church

Reviewed By Alexander_Kudrin - Samara, Russia

Traveling around Armenia by car, we specially stopped in the city of Ashtarak to see its main attraction - one of the oldest surviving Armenian churches - Karmravor. Translated from Armenian - "reddish". It is believed that the name originated from the color of the tiles. It was founded in the 7th century by the priests Grigor and Manas. The church is small, cruciform with carved cornices, an octagonal drum, and the only one with an old tiled roof. According to an old legend, three sisters living in Ashtarak fell in love with a young man named Sarkis. The older two sisters decide to die, sacrificing themselves for the younger. One of them put on an apricot-colored dress, the other red, and rushed into the gorge. Learning about this, the younger sister, wearing a white dress, also rushed into the gorge, and Sarkis became a hermit out of grief. And on the edge of the cliff, three churches appeared - Spitakavor (whitish), Karmravor (reddish) and Tsiranavor (apricot).

2. Saint Sarkis Church of Ashtarak

Surb Sargis St, Ashtarak Armenia
Excellent
33%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 6 reviews

Saint Sarkis Church of Ashtarak

3. Tsiranavor Church

Ashtarak Armenia
Excellent
11%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 9 reviews

Tsiranavor Church

4. Saint Mariane Church

Smbat Shahaziz St., Ashtarak Armenia
Excellent
10%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Saint Mariane Church

5. Saint Sarkis Monastery of Ushi

Ashtarak Armenia
Excellent
0%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
75%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4 reviews

Saint Sarkis Monastery of Ushi

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.