Amazing Ererouyk

Ererouyk is a superb monument of Early Christian architecture, an architecture of great variety and distinction, today often subjected to neglect, if not willful destruction, in most of its original homeland around the Eastern Mediterranean.

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The Yereruyk Basilica is a 4th to 5th century church in the village of Anipemza, situated on the left bank of the Akhurian River, only 8 km southeast of Ani. It was most likely built through the eff orts of the Kamsarakan princes, who owned this land at the time. Being one of the earliest Christian monuments in Armenia,it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 1995. Explore Armenian History walking in The Yereruyk Basilica.

Trip Highlights

  • History Walking
  • Exploring Tour
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sightseeing
Destination 1 :

Yereruyk Surb Karapet Temple, simply known as Yererouk, straddles the Turkish border The Archaeological site of Ererouyk and the village of Ani Pemza in Armenia, have been named part of the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2016. The remaining endangered sites include Patarei Sea Fortress in Tallinn in Estonia, Helsinki-Malmi Airport in Finland, Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe of France, the Kampos of Chios in Greece, the Convent of St. Anthony of Padua in Extremadura of Spain, and the Ancient city of Hasankeyf and its surroundings in Turkey.

The site is in constant danger from earthquakes, a danger increased by the condition of the monument. Yet, if preserved and well managed, it has the potential to give life to the whole region as a site that will attract visitor, with the nearby Soviet-era style village of Ani Pemza, built in 1926, serving as a potential center for cultural tourism.

In the 21st century, there is no running water, sewerage in the Anipemza community.


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Amazing Ererouyk
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  • Pure Air
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure

Trip Facts

  • Gyumri
  • 1550 Meter
  • 1 Day
  • By car

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