List of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

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Location of UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Armenia

There are currently three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Armenia.[1] Of these, two are inscribed based on "cultural" criteria, while the remaining one is inscribed for meeting both "cultural" and "natural" criteria. There are an additional four sites on the Tentative List.

World Heritage Sites[edit]

The table lists information about each World Heritage Site:

Name; as listed by the World Heritage Committee
Location; in one of Armenia's regions, with co-ordinates provided by UNESCO
Period; time period of significance, typically of construction
UNESCO data; Site reference number, the year the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List, and the criteria it was listed under
Description; brief description of the site
Name Image Location Date UNESCO data Description
Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Armenia Haghbat.jpgSanahin-external-view.jpg Villages of Haghpat and Sanahin, Lori Region
N40 9 33.516 E44 17 42.504
10th-13th centuries 777; 1996;
ii, iv
These two monasteries in the Tumanian region from the period of prosperity during the Kiurikian dynasty (10th to 13th century) were important centres of learning. Sanahin was renowned for its school of illuminators and calligraphers. The two monastic complexes represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture, whose unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasian region.
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots Etchmiadzin cathedral.jpgZvartnots cathedral ruins.jpg Armavir Region
N41 5 42 E44 42 37.008
1011; 2000;
ii, iii
The cathedral and churches of Echmiatsin and the archaeological remains at Zvartnots graphically illustrate the evolution and development of the Armenian central-domed cross-hall type of church, which exerted a profound influence on architectural and artistic development in the region.
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley Geghard entrance-IMG 2525.JPGԱզատի ջրամբար.JPG Kotayk Region, near the village of Goght
N40 9 32.004 E44 47 48.012
960; 2000;
The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of Armenian medieval architecture. The complex of medieval buildings is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley.

Tentative list[edit]

  • The archaeological site of the city of Dvin (1995)
  • The basilica and archaeological site of Yererouk (1995)
  • The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (1996)
  • The monasteries of Tatev and Tatevi Anapat and the adjacent areas of the Vorotan Valley (1995)

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