The monument to the heroic battle of Musa Dagh was built in 1976 and the opening was held on September 16th of the same year. The monument is located on the outskirts of Musaler village in Armavir province. The monumental, which is alike to a fortress, symbolizes the persistent and unwavering willpower, liberation spirit, masculinity and courage of the participants of the battle of Musa Dagh. There are also the graves of the Musaler victims near the monument, at the foot of the hill, who died during Artsakh’s liberation. The architect is Rafael Israelyan, sculptor – Ara Harutyunyan.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to the heroic battle of Musa Dagh by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of the heroic battle of Musa Dagh the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for the heroic battle of Musa Dagh depends on the weather conditions.
Annually a traditional ceremony of making harisa is held near the Memorial Complex. Harisa is a national dish, a type of thick porridge made of wheat, meat and butter. During the cooking process, the ingredients are periodically whipped so that the mass becomes homogeneous. Why did exactly harisa become the main dish of the memorable day? The fact is that in the days of the defense of Musa Dagh, harisa was the main food of the rebels, who managed to take only a stock of wheat and cattle to the mountains. And thus, the inhabitants of modern Musaler honor the memory of their heroic ancestors.