In this article, I will tell you more about the treasures of Tavush Province of Armenia. The Province of Tavush consists of three cities - Ijevan, Dilijan, and Noyemberyan. I will dare to say that the nature and climate of Tavush are the best in Armenia, and once you visit it, it will become your favorite destination here. From my previous stories, you already know what makes Dilijan well-known, among those things are Dilijan National Park, Haghartsin Monastery and Goshavank Monastery & Lake Goshi. Not so long ago, I wrote a story on Yenokavan & Lastiver, that are situated in the surrounding area of the city of Ijevan and are excellent for hiking & extreme tourism. But there is yet a lot to know about and explore at this end of the world. In general, the city of Ijevan is very lively. There are always people on the streets. At each step, you can notice small and big sculptures. The river Agstev divides the city into two parts, and from both sides, it's lined with the firs.
As you may already know, the winemaking on the territory of Armenia was common thousands of years ago. That's why in different cities, you can find the wine factories, and one of those located in Ijevan is called Ijevan Wine-Brandy Factory. It was founded in 1951, and besides the production of high-quality grape and fruit wine, they also produce brandy, vodka and a wide range of canned food. When you are in the town, take your chance to stop by and have a small tour in the winery.
Ijevan Dendropark is a green paradise where you will definitely enjoy walking around. Some also call it a green symphony. Here, there are more than 650 types of trees, bushes, and flowers. The Dedropark is located on the right bank of the river Aghstev. The park was established in 1962 by the efforts of the Sayadyan family. It is a very calm area, where one can stay for hours to walk, read a book, do yoga or just spend time with family. The air here is always fresh, and it is nice at any time of the year.
Makaravank Monastery complex dates back to the 10th-13th century. It has fours churches (the main one was built in 1205). There is a rotund church (1198), a chapel (12th-13th century), a gavit that was built before 1207, a communion bread bakery (13th century), the service premises from (11th-13th century), the main entrance (11th-12th century), as well as the remnants of a fence and a spring well (12th-13th century). The churches are mainly built of Armenian pinkish stone called Tufa. From inside, the walls are decorated with different ornaments. Many people make their way to this monastery complex for baptism and weddings. From the yard of the complex, that is on the top of the hill, opens a mind-blowing view.
I hope you will like the city of Ijevan and its surrounding area. If you visit this city you will for sure take with unforgettable emotions, nice memories and a bunch of pictures with a view to a nice scenery.
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