Sharambeyan Street, Dilijan

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Lined with traditional houses and artisan workshops, Sharambeyan Street takes you hundreds of years back in time. Situated within a national park, the area, popularly known as "Little Switzerland" for its forested hills and picturesque houses made of stone and wood, remains home of many Armenian visual artists, musicians, and filmmakers. Browse through the small shops or check into one of the guesthouses. The street is also home to an art gallery and a museum. Plan your visit to Sharambeyan Street and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dilijan tour itinerary planning tool .
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  • September 26, 2017
    We found this street by accident - we were looking for the post office when we literally stumbled across this street! Very interesting and not too busy. We leisurely wandered around and bought some in...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    "Craftsmen Street"-a beautiful new print, which you will not find immediately, but then cannot stop photographing. The name "Dilijan" has plenty of etymologies. According to folk etymology "Dili Gian" means "sweet". This name was first found in the travelogues of the Frenchman Jean Chardin, when he 1664-1670 years traveled across Transcaucasia. Locals call Dilijan little Switzerland. And coming here, you understand why. And to see the "old Dilijan" to visit the so-called "Craftsmen Street". This restored quarter (re-established in 1970 g.) historical buildings (end of XIX-beginning of XX century) with its characteristic architectural elements of Dilijan-attics, carved wooden balconies with railings and window and door casings. The author of idea-Vanik Sharambeyan (after whom the street is named). Here is recreated and traditional way of life of the townspeople — craftsmen, there are cafes, selling souvenirs, conducts master classes. But our visit no master-classes did not work, but we got to shoot a music video of a local star. Interestingly, the company Brejnd in cooperation with the "Association of ecotourism" established cultural brand city Dilijan (carved circle with small raznnoobraznymi). This symbol reflects the inherent nature of Dilijan and religious tinge, which reflected both the doors and raise the city. A character based on lies "Stagecoach ...
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  • August 30, 2017
    Since the 19th century Dilijan was one of suburban centers of Armenia, where the rest came also from neighbouring Georgia. The atmosphere of the time perfectly reproduced in quarter old Dilijan (Sharambejana Street).
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Bursting with rustic guesthouses oozing with charm, Dilijan offers a wealth of accommodation options, nestled across its forested landscape. For budget-friendly options, look toward the center of town for some bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, which are within easy walking distance of the Old Town. For a more decadent experience on your Dilijan holiday, head further into the forest for hidden mountain retreats that boast swimming pools, tours of the region, and character-filled lodging.
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