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      NORATUS (CROSS-STONES)

      Noratus village is situated near the legendary Lake Sevan. The world’s biggest khachkars collection is located here, as well as the oldest Armenian cemetery covering an area of 7 hectares. The amount of khachkars here reaches nearly 1,000 copies from the 13th-17th centuries. Each of them has their own distinctive design made of ornamental or life scenes. “Khachkar” implies “cross stone” in Armenian translation. It is the monument with complicated sculpted patterns, clusters of grapes, solar disk and a cross. The oldest khachkar in Noratus was built in the 5th century.

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      How to get Noratus from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Noratus 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 Noratus* the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Noratus

      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 Noratus depends on the weather conditions.

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