Travel to Sevan - the pearl of Armenia
• Trip to Sevan - the pearl of Armenia
Visit Armenia and see Sevan? So, not to be in Armenia.
This is a huge mountain lake - the largest lake in the Caucasus, the Armenians say, the most beautiful. Sevan is situated at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level. From Yerevan to Sevan to travel 60 kilometers.
in Yerevan a month worth cloudy. But it is necessary to drive off a dozen or so kilometers, as the sun peeps. The road is truly fabulous.
We drove to Sevan by the Sevan Peninsula.
Once on the island of monks founded a monastery. After the fall of the water level in the lake, the island became a peninsula. By the monastery staircase. She set about khachkars - carved stone crosses.
The monks live here and now. Convent called Sevanavank, when it operates seminary.
Top offers a very nice view.
The trees are decorated with white frost. Moisture accumulates and freezes thin needles. Very beautiful.
The sun, mountains, snow, water - Sevan great.
Nature - something that is worth go to Sevan.
But not only the nature of the famous Sevan. It is still a very important historical site. In the 9th century it was built on top of the three churches. Now we remained only two.
The Armenian Church in a very modest, I would say, ascetic. There is no luxury, the desire to impress visitors with gold or rich paintings.
Church Surb Astvatsatsin Arakelots and Sevan.
If you go from churches farther west, the path will block fence. To the west of the monastery on the peninsula is a summer residence of the Armenian President.
to turn back.
Let's go to the second church. Near the doors numerous khachkars. All different khachkars.
Masonry stores next millennium.
Inside is also very modest.
Ancient stone inside.
The rime on the branches.
Theological Seminary on the background of mountains and Lake Sevan.
went down. What a good winter - no crowds of tourists. Summer in Sevan a lot of people.
Let's go further. Sevan very much, it is necessary to visit at other times of the year.