Hrazdan Gorge Aqueduct

Hrazdan Gorge Aqueduct, Yerevan

Hrazdan Gorge Aqueduct
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,793 contributions
A deep canyon bisecting Yerevan, with looming cathedrals, brandy factories, a children's railway, and kayaking
Jan 2015 • Solo
Hrazdan Gorge, sometimes called Hrazdan Canyon, is easily seen from Yerevan, perhaps best from Victory Bridge. The history here is rich -- overlooking the gorge once stood an old fortress built by the Persian Farhad Pasha in 1582-83. Today, many important historical landmarks line the gorge, including the Saint Sarkis Cathedral, the Sergey Parajanov Museum, the Children's Railroad, and the Noy Brandy Factory which stands now where Pasha's fortress stood 500 years ago. The 100-meter-long Hrazdan Gorge Aqueduct was built in 1949-50 and still bridges the gorge. Many modern restaurants are now built in the gorge, such as Yerevan Nights, 8th Wonder, Monte Cristo, and Parvana. Some hotels are built in the gorge too, such as Naberejni and Hotel Olympia. Further to the south is Yerevanyan Lake where you can drop your kayak into the water. You can also access the Hrazdan Gorge using the Kond Pedestrian Tunnel which connects Arami and Buzand Streets to Dzorapi Street. But the Hrazdan Gorge remains undeveloped for the most part, retaining most of its natural beauty.
Written January 26, 2015
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