19 Apr 2021 and 21 Oct 2021
Armenian culture is rich and diverse. It has developed over the centuries, and because of its location has been subject of the influence of the West and the East. One of the most important events that influenced the process of cultural development was the adoption of Christianity in 301 AD and the invention of the Armenian alphabet in 405 AD. Christianity gave birth to new forms of architecture, visual art, and music.
Armenian architecture is one of the most important branches in the culture. It is considered one of the oldest and most valuable in the world and has a history of centuries. Here are preserved ancient architectural monuments which testify that talented architects have lived in Armenia at all times. Nowadays, there are about 14,000 architecture monuments, including the ancient chapels, castles, churches, monasteries and historic fortresses. No coincidence that Armenia is considered “an open-air museum.”