The final day of our stay was spent mostly in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, although we started out by visiting the Khor Virap Monastery before exploring some of the city’s famous tourist spots like my favorite, The Cascade.
Day 2 – June 30, 2017
Khor Virap Monastery is where Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia.
After the monastery tour, our driver took us straight to the city where we went to see the Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral. It is currently the largest cathedral in Armenia.
Next stop was Yerevan’s Republic Square. Due to traffic, I only managed to take a photo of one of the government houses & the Museums Building.
We then made our way to the Matenadaran which houses various ancient manuscripts and books. Unfortunately there was an additional fee if you wanted to take photos inside so I sneakily took just a few.
Before ending the city tour at Yerevan’s Cascade, we had lunch at a place called Temurnoc. The food they served were a hit and miss but honestly the only reason why I wanted to dine there was because of its Instagram friendly & kitsch decor.
I have a deep appreciation for beauty & art hence the Cascade instantly became a must see spot for me after discovering it while researching places to visit in Armenia.
Climbing up the stairs of the Cascade is quite tiring yet rewarding since each level has a fountain and some sculptures too. But if you have no patience for the challenging climb then you can access the escalators located underneath the exterior steps which feature various artworks too!
So here we are, at the end of my photo diary series for Armenia but don’t worry, my vlogs will be up soon which will give you a much in depth look of the places I saw in both Georgia & Armenia! Pictures are just not enough to showcase the immense gorgeousness of the natural landscapes that we encountered, man made structures we came across and the wonderful people we met along the trip. 🙂