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Charent's Arch, Garni

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Standing isolated on a hill, Charent's Arch offers some of the best views of Mount Ararat--the legendary mountain where Noah's ark landed after the flood. The arch was designed by a famous Armenian architect Raphael Israyelian and erected in 1957. See the words carved in Armenian alphabet--they're taken from a poem by Yeghisheh Charents, who described Ararat as "an impassable road to glory." The surrounding area provides many hiking and cycling opportunities. Make Charent's Arch part of your personalized Garni itinerary using our Garni route builder site .
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  • Ararat, like many iconic mountains (I had both Beluga and Kilimanjaro), is very capricious and fickle - can open to the traveler, and can hide behind the clouds. I remember that in May 2016 it was perfectly visible from anywhere in Yerevan, but in November 2019 it was mostly in the clouds and in the haze. So, as luck would have it) the idea of an arch for a photo with Ararat is not bad, and you can stop at her on the way to Garnie or Gerard. However, even better Ararat is visible from Khor Virap. However, there and go from Yerevan further.
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  • Great view! But! Must make sure to arrive on a day with good visibility so to get the full affect of this amazing place.  more »
  • An experience in its own. This place is so surreal and looks beautiful with snow ladden. You can see the amount of work that must have gone into building this. Try the fresh almond and walnut bread available right outside this place.
  • Beautiful view, and the arc itself adds charm.
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