The resort town of Tsaghkadzor welcomes tourists both in summer and winter. All kinds of winter activities are waiting for you here in the cold season, as well as world-class ski slopes of various degrees of difficulty, designed for beginners or professionals. Tsaghkadzor will delight you with cool crystal-clear air and lush flowering of wild herbs in the summer season. This place got its name for the abundance of picturesque wild flowers; “Tsaghkadzor” literally means “gorge of flowers”.
Kecharis monastery complex (11-13th century) is the main attraction of Tsaghkadzor. The complex includes four churches, two chapels, a narthex and an old cemetery, where you can see many khachkars (cross-stones) of 12-13 centuries. There you can see many birches growing on the territory of the monastery and in its environs. “Birch” in Armenian is called “ketchy”. That is why the monastery got its name “Kecharis”.
Tsaghkadzor becomes a favorite resort city for both tourists and residents of Armenia in winter. The picturesque slopes of Mount Teghenis invite you to ski, sledge or snowboard. “Snow” activities like riding a snowmobile or ATV are available. Everything you need, as well as equipment, can be rented here.
Orbeli brothers’ House-Museum
Orbeli brothers’ house-museum is one of the most famous sights of Tsaghkadzor. Here you can see the personal belongings of outstanding scientists, as well as get acquainted with their work and heritage. The museum and its collection represent great value from a historical, cultural, scientific and educational points of view.
Perhaps the nature of Tsaghkadzor is its most picturesque and memorable attraction. In this regard, unforgettable memories will give you a trip to the top of Mount Teghenis. It offers a fantastic view of Lake Sevan and Mount Ararat. Seeing all this beauty created by nature, you will definitely understand that the climb was worth the effort and time.
Molokans are a separate ethnographic group of Russians who settled in these places in the middle of the 19th century. Molokans are Christians, however, in their beliefs there are certain differences from Orthodoxy. People living according to their own strict rules and an unusual way for us are nonetheless distinguished by cordiality and hospitality.
Zip line is a great adventure for all lovers of extreme sports and thrills. Tsaghkadzor zip line works year-round. Descent on the zip line will give you a real “surge” of adrenaline. In addition, you can appreciate the stunning landscape that opens from a height.
Here you will find a huge selection of Armenian wines, from which you will certainly want to take something with you. The store will also offer souvenirs and gifts for every taste.