Tsaghkadzor / Sightseeing
Sightseeing, TsaghkadzorBesides the great nature, Tsaghkadzor has many historical places of interest, including Kecharis Monastery and Orbeli Brothers’ Museum. One of the dearest places of Tsaghkadzor is Kecharis Monastery (XI-XIII century), which consists of four churches. The first and the main one is St. Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) Church, built by Grigor Magistros in 1033. The second one is St. Nshan Church, and the other one is Katoghike Church, both are located a little south from the main church. There is a distance between these three churches and the forth one, which was built in 1220. Kecharis monastery had been the cultural, educational and spiritual center of ancient Armenia. It is still active and serves as the center of Armenian Apostolic Church in Kotayk area.
The rope way of Tsaghkadzor, which in on Teghenis Mountain, has 5 stations. The fifth one is especially for those people who enjoy extreme sports. While passing from one station to another, you can have a coffee or tea break at one of the many cafes. It takes only 40 minutes to reach to the top of Teghenis.