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How An Armenian Opened The First Coffeehouse In Prague

Georgies Deodatus

Do you ever wonder where the first cup of coffee was in Prague, or how it even got there? No one could even imagine that one day, a penniless but resourceful Armenian Georgies Deodatus would make coffee accessible to everyone, also teaching people the right...

Mouthwatering Armenian Lula Kebab

Armenian Lula Kebab

Anyone traveling in Armenia will want to try the delicious Armenian Lula Kebab - the juiciest, tender and flavorful meat you ever tried! The Lula Kebab are the elongated uncased sausage-shaped patties from ground lamb with tail fat, onion and spices, grilled on a...

The Armenian Arakha - The Last King Of Babylon

Armenian Arakha

The last independent King of Babylon was an Armenian named Arakha, the son of Haldita, also known as Nebuchadnezzar IV. On the famous rock of Behistun in Iran there is an inscription by Darius I, which tells about the uprising of Arakha and the subsequent...

Geghard Gata - Sweet Armenian Tradition

Geghard Gata

In the rugged Upper Azat Valley in Armenia, around the entrance to the rock-carved Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), you’ll notice elderly ladies, clustered around their roadside stalls, selling Gata - the beautiful round sweet bread....

Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery

The 10th century Marmashen Monastery is located 10 km northwest of the city of Gyumri, in the valley of the Akhuryan River, far from the settlements, in the midst of nature in the Shirak Province of Armenia. The monastery is considered one of the most...

Angels’ Canyon | Ararat Province Of Armenia

Angels’ Canyon

The Angels’ Canyon is a unique natural monument in the central part of Armenia, not far from the town of Vedi. In recent years, this tourist destination has become quite popular among both locals and tourists. It is located 55 kilometers from Yerevan....

Armenian Cheeses

Armenian cheeses

Armenia is famous not only for its nature, fresh mountain air, delicious wines and Armenian brandy, but also its cheeses. Since prehistoric times, Armenia has been famous for its fresh pickled cheeses. To date, more than 30 different types of cheeses are known in Armenia....

Medieval Jewish Cemetery In Yeghegis

Jewish cemetery in Yeghegis

It will seem surprising to you, but in the gorges of the Yeghegis Mountains there is a medieval Jewish cemetery. About 70 tombstones have been preserved in this cemetery, some of which have inscriptions in Hebrew or Aramaic. The tombstones have been crafted in a...