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Tsaghkadzor Beyond Skiing

March 13, 2015 - Caucasian Alternative for Alps / Travel to Armenia
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The winter season is over. We are absolutely sure, you had great time in Tsaghkadzor ski resort up on the hill, enjoyed the iconic sight of Mount Ararat and the picturesque view of Tsaghkadzor town from the peak of Mount Teghenis. But travel is about change and we recommend you come back for the awe-inspiring spring views and summer family vacations in Armenia! With the mild climate in summer (average +17.8 C in August), Tsaghkadzor is one of the best options to spend holidays in Armenia.

 

/ Once Tsaghkadzor was a summer house of Armenian Arshakuni Kings…In Soviet times it developed into a resort, when the Soviet authorities decided to build the Soviet Olympic Base in Tsaghkadzor for the Olympic team to get prepared for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. /

Off-season the spa-town Tsakhkadzor is known as a perfect place to escape from the capital for fresh air, hiking, biking or horseback riding in the mountains. All you need is to decide where to stay and select one of the Tsaghkadzor hotels that best meets your requirements.

/ Experience modern luxury or select from a range of quality hotels, guesthouses or B&Bs in the great locations of the Valley of Flowers (the word Tsaghkadzor «Ծաղկաձոր» is translated as the valley of flowers). For Tsaghkadzor hotels prices click here. /

 

The historic sites include the 11-13th century mediaeval Monastery Complex Kecharis which comprises four churches, gavit (Armenian style narthex) and two chapels.

Kecharis

/ The monastery complex also includes various khatchkars (cross-stones) dating back to the 12th-13th centuries. /

The Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers was also founded in Tsaghkadzor, where Rouben, Levon and Joseph Orbeli were born. You can learn about the legendary Armenian family by taking advantage of the excursions and exhibitions in the museum.

 

/ Armenian physiologist Levon Orbeli was one of the developers of evolutionary physiology. Joseph Orbeli was a prominent Soviet orientalist, who administered the State Hermitage Museum in St.Peterburg from 1934 to 1951. Ruben Orbeli was the founder of marine archaeology and one of the major specialists of ocean engineering in the USSR. /

The town of Tsaghkadzor has hosted hundreds of international conferences and forums. It has also hosted the first winter Pan-Armenian games, International Mime Festival, etc.

We are already looking for the summer. Are you? Please, share your plans, leave a comment and we will be happy to be of any help!

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