Armenia Travel

Preparing klulik from Sasoun at Noosh.

Eat Like an Armenian With These Tips From a Local Guide

Did you know that Armenian culture is heavily gastro-centric? Any occasion, be it happy or sad, has associations with food

Local residents walk through the damaged Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, or Holy Savior Cathedral, in Shushi. Azerbaijani forces targeted the cathedra during a six-week offensive designed to regain control of the region.

Why Scholars, Cultural Institutions Are Calling to Protect Armenian Heritage

After six weeks of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia agreed to cede control of territories in the contested region to Azerbaijan

Altar Frontal (1741), Isfahan. Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

The Met’s Latest Show Traces Armenia’s Cultural Evolution

<i>Armenia!</i> features more than 140 artifacts, including gilded reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts, textiles

Writers’ Resort, Sevan

Tour Armenia's Enduring Soviet-Era Architecture

Armenia's unique flavor of Soviet Modernism combined socialist design ideals, classical stonework and pink volcanic rock

Interior view of the House of Culture.

Photos Document What Remains of a Soviet Atomic City

A new book explores the architectural history of Metsamor, Armenia, once a planned utopia for nuclear power plant workers

Wild Bilberry.

Mapping Armenia’s Edible Landscape, One Wild Bilberry Bush at a Time

The 1000 Leaf Project aims to document Armenia's hundreds of edible plants and mushrooms with help from local residents

A carpet making master class run by the Getik Bed and Breakfast in eastern Armenia.

Artisan Master Classes Hope to Draw Travelers Into the Armenian Countryside

A local NGO is working with farmers and craft makers to develop new cultural tourism offerings in Armenia's scenic Gegharkunik region

A cook works on khorovats skewers at Taron Restaurant in Yerevan.

Get to Know Khorovats, Armenia’s Favorite Grilling Pastime

Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Tradition

In the backyard of the world’s oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolved

Armenian shadow puppetry is a technique whose origins can be traced to the 1300s. The puppet theater group known as Ayrogi has set out to keep this imaginative art form alive.

Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater

Tricksters and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet shows

The Tatev Monastery sits perched on a cliff above Vorotan Gorge, Armenia's largest gorge.

How a Record-Breaking Aerial Tramway Helped Save a Centuries-Old Armenian Monastery

The world's longest reversible cableway now carries an unprecedented number of visitors to this historic site

The spectacular 13th-century Noravank monastery is situated among mountain cliffs in southern Armenia.

This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia

Painstaking imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation efforts

HAYP Pop-Up Gallery

From Astrophysical Observatories to Abandoned Factories, Art Pop-Ups Are Taking Over Armenia’s Unusual Spaces

These Two Brothers Are Helping Keep Armenia's Stone Carving Tradition Alive

In Yeghvard, Armenia, home bakers offered us a platter of cheese and herbs to eat with the fresh lavash.

On the Lavash Trail in Armenia


A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe)

Cow foot soup: It’s what’s for breakfast

At Sisian Ceramics, Vahagn Hambardzumyan throws clay on a wheel to make traditional Armenian shapes onto which Zara Gasparyan etches decorative patterns. The terracotta jugs on the left are made to hold water.

The Art of Armenian Pottery Will Be on Display at This Summer's Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The artists behind Sisian Ceramics create works evocative of the Armenian landscape

The Club in Yerevan serves up Trinifish, a signature dish that marries ingredients from the Armenian Highlands with French cooking techniques.

Four Restaurants Bringing Traditional Dishes into Contemporary Cuisine

These chefs are putting modern spins on ancient recipes

What's an Ancient Roman Temple Doing in Armenia?

Shrouded in mystery, the Temple of Garni offers a rare glimpse into pre-Christian Caucasia

Republic Square in Yerevan decorated for Christmas.

It’s Still Christmas in Armenia

The holiday celebrations continue through January 13. Here's what to cook to keep the festivities going.

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