Step'anavan Things to Do
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Places to see in Stepanavan:
“Lori Berd” - a Fortress (XI century) - the capital of David Anhoghin (989-1049) of the Tashir-Dzoraget Kingdom
“Dzoraget” canyon - a place to have a nice swim and barbeque.
“Bager” - Post-Soviet Farms which is a hike through Dzoraget gorge with a beautiful view
“Mayori dzor” - a beautiful cave in the canyon where marcsists had their meetings.
“Dendropark”- botanical garden, covering 35 hectares, was founded in 1931
Russian church in the nearest village Amrakits (19th century).
Places around Stepanavan:
Stepanavan is an excellent spot to take a day tour to Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries (1.5 hours through gorgeous Lori nature). Trips (30min.) are possible to the nearest ancient villages such as Agarak where you can see
Ruines 5-6th c. Astvatsatsin church,
A fountain monument of the 10-11th c.
Near Yaghdan village is a
Medieval bridge and Karmir Khach ("Red Cross") church of the 13-14th c.
Up the gorge is Hovnanadzor, founded in 1867, with a medieval cemetery in the gorge housing the tomb of Prince Tute (1241)
Koghes reportedly has a 13th c. church Karmir ("Red") Agheg has traces of an old fort and Aghek church.Related to:
- Horse Riding
- Hiking and Walking
Just call (374 94 42 40 20) and find out about the hour taxi can pick you up from your location/house in Yerevan to take you to your location/house in Stepanavan for only 2500 AMD. There are also minibuses leaving from Kilikia bus station for 1500 AMD, but you will have to get to the bus station.
As for getting around in Stepanavan, you can rent a mountain bicycle for the whole day for 1000 AMD by calling (374 93) 23 03 20 or (374 93) 66 12 83. The family is located next to the square.Related to:
- Women's Travel