Garni

Overview

Introduction

Once the refuge of Armenian kings, Garni is home to the 2,200-year-old Garni Fortress. The highlight of the site is the basalt Temple of the Sun (completed in AD 66). It was fully restored in 1976 and is surrounded by Ionic columns. Next to the temple is a Roman bath, complete with a mosaic floor and ancient plumbing. Garni is usually seen on a day trip from Yerevan, along with Geghard. 15 mi/25 km northeast of Yerevan.

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