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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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  • Was built in 1957 (architect Raphael Israelyan) in honor of the great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents, who wrote the best poems on Armenia, full of true love and pride. Say, loved this place and Charents often visited here. At this point it seems as if the Ararat is not on Earth, and "hangs" from the sky. But for this you need nothing at all-clear weather (we were unlucky in this regard was cloudy). On the arch there is the following line e. Charents: "vertices, sadej, than discover light Ararat — such as inaccessible glory way — his mount Masis love!"
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  • Stopped enroute to Garni and Gephard. The views were nice and the Arch is impressive, but I would have dearly loved to know WHY the arch is there and exactly WHO Charents is.  more »
  • The arch isn't anything special but it's one of the better places to see Mount Ararat..we were lucky to be there on a clear day...  more »
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  • Everyone have a photo from here. And you have to :)
  • Great views of the Valley and Ararat
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  • Good place to see Allah lateshan.
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