Monday, 13 April 2009

Marmashen Monastery Complex

Marmashen Tour

The monastery of Marmashen was one of the largest, most important medieval cultural centers of Armenia. Once surrounded by walls, Marmashen now consists of two groups of structures. The first is the main complex with three surviving churches, a ruined gavit, the remains of a large round church and a small chapel. The second group, in the distance to the North has a small 7th century church and an old cemetery.

The tour

Meet in Berlin Art Hotel at 9a.m. Coffee, tea and brief introduction to the tour.
Departure to Marmashen Monastery Complex at 9:30a.m.
'Shirak Tours' OLD TIMER BUS and the professional SUPER driver will take you to Marmashen. A road through village Vahramaberd. At first we'll walk to the ruins of an Urartian fort near Marmashen to watch the 2780 years old preserved inscription of
the King Argishti the First on the rock. Then we'll walk up to Marmashen monastery. Before getting there you'll have an excellent opportunity to watch the volcanic lake near Marmashen.

Take your time to examine the area of the monastery, get acquainted with its story and simply enjoy your stay in this area!!!

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