History & Culture
To visit Armenia is to travel back in history and feel the spirit of more than 41 centuries. Experience first hand the “country sheltered by Biblical Ararat” home of Noah’s Ark; the land where human kind was reborn.
Life today in Yerevan is assimilated with the harmonious fusion of past and present. The people take great pride in their traditions, culture, religion, arts and crafts, delicious cuisine and sincere hospitality. From museums to theaters, an opera house, parks, restaurants, open cafes, casinos, clubs, jazz restaurants, and other entertainment spots, Yerevan is alive, bustling and inviting.
Most of all, the warmth and friendly manner of the people will make your visit unforgettable. One visit is never enough. This land of old and new has a gravitational pull to all who visit. Don’t be surprised if you book your next visit to Armenia while you are still in Armenia.
The Armenian Apostolic Church is the world’s oldest National Church. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 AD. The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church claims to trace its origins to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century.
In this small land are growing more than 3200 varieties of vegetation of which 120 grow only in the territory of Armenia. Even many varieties have Armenian names.
You will be traveling in one of the most diversified ecosystems in the world. You will experience a remarkable range of flora and fauna.
With snow capped mountains only a few hours drive from subtropical valleys, in the changes in altitude and local climates, you can experience seven springs in one visit.
Armenia is one of the world’s oldest countries. At the same time uniqueness has been preserved in architecture, music, khachkar carvings, and illuminated manuscripts that have left a rich legacy for today’s Armenia, and which in turn have influenced art in Europe and Asia as well.
Numerous monuments of art, especially of architecture, which have survived on the country’s territory far beyond the limits of the Armenian upland, the high artistic merits distinguishing these monuments, their rare beauty and profound distinctiveness have long attracted the attention of researchers, and, especially, men of art — architects, artists and art critics.
Preserved in Armenia are architectural monuments, valuable for studying the sources of the development of world architecture, the compositional principles of which have come to underlie various public and especially religious buildings in many foreign countries — in Western Europe, in particular.
The total number of Science Institutes and R&D Institutes in Armenia is 75, including the 41 Institutes of the Academy of Science. The number of researchers and technicians is approximately 6,500,
The Science and Engineering organizations in Armenia work in Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Polymer Chemistry), Electronics (different sectors), Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Optical-Physics, Physics, Radiophysics, Materials’ Science, Machine-Tools, Mathematics, Information Technologies, Mechanics, Hydroponics, Geophysics, Botany and other areas.
All above mentioned organizations are in cooperation with their colleagues in many other countries.