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T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

Highway, At the Entrance To Noravank Canyon, Areni, Armenia
+374 93 613568
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Ancient cave with beautiful birds nests

This is an old cave, with curious discoveries. The most interesting thing are the birds nests and... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
sweetkiran
,
mumbai
The Bird Cave

That day, we are the one who came first in this site. As we entered in the entrance we saw a... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
Sosyboy
,
Muscat, Oman
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“oldest winery” (6 reviews)
“discoveries” (4 reviews)
“archaeology” (3 reviews)
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Highway, At the Entrance To Noravank Canyon, Areni, Armenia
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+374 93 613568
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This is an old cave, with curious discoveries. The most interesting thing are the birds nests and how they keep on entering and exiting it.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

That day, we are the one who came first in this site. As we entered in the entrance we saw a shoe...That time some works are on going by the archeologist since there are so many things they found in this site. According to our...More

Thank Sosyboy
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Truly amazing place where they discovered world's oldest shoe 5500 y.o. and oldest shoe 3500 y.o. Very well preserved and maintained. You feel the history and how people were living and making wine in early bronze period.

Thank Aram K
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Definitely worth a quick stop if you are in the Areni area seeing the Noravank Monastery. Interesting to see an archeological dig with some of the ropes and markers still present. This is where the found the oldest known shoe in the world. Very interesting...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Also called Areni-1, this cave is an interesting stop to make if you're in the area visiting Noravank or the wineries in Areni. Don't expect to see any signs or anything from the street, but the location on google maps is accurate. The entry fee...More

Thank Lara K
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

I'm really not that interested in archaeology, BUT I did find this historical cave complex quite interesting. The oldest shoe in the world was found here and is now on exhibit in the Armenian History Museum in Yerevan. Much of the funding for this project...More

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The oldest of its kind Early Bronze Age. Areni Cave named this place because the area name is so. Some of them name it the Bird Cave cause of the lots nest birds and the bats as well. discovered by Armenian and they gets the...More

Thank Road C
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This site only allows a limited number of people per day so be sure to plan in advance. Its notable due to its archeological findings, the oldest grape growing evidence in the world!

Thank Lucinda P
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

The cave Areni-3 or "cave of birds" is a very strange place.We visited her on the route to the monastery Noravank. To go anywhere special is not necessary.Tour of the cave is 1000 drams. I do not believe all these stories about the great discoveries...More

Thank Gregory1960
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

The place is cool, but nothing so special. Our guide mentioned almoust accidentaly that is the oldest winary found in the world till now, so I'm not sure about that. It's a cave where you can walk in for 20-30 meters and see old amphoras...More

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you can only go there with a tour! try on viator and search for areni!
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