Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Hrazdan, Azerbaijan, Asia

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Hrazdan, Azerbaijan, Asia

Hrazdan is the capital city of Kotayk province in Armenia. It is 5th largest city in Armenia in terms of population. Hrazdan is located about 45 kms northeast of national capital Yerevan.

Hrazdan is one of the industrial hubs of Armenia and houses one of the largest thermo electrical power stations of the province. Also Hrazdan houses cement factory, electrical equipment production centres, dairy products and cattle-breeding production units and carpet manufacturing centres as well. Hrazdan Humanitarian Institute is the major college as well as the prime landmark of Hrazdan city.


Geography of Hrazdan:

Hrazdan is located between 40°30′0″ N latitude and 44°46′0″ E longitude and has an average elevation of 1,750 meters. It occupies an area of 21 sq. km.

Hrazdan is positioned in the northeastern side of Armenia, surrounded by Pambak mountains range in the north, Geghama Mountains in the east and Tsakhkunyats mountains range towards southwest.


History of Hrazdan:

Hrazdan got its name from the Middle-Persian name Frazdan. It was established in the year 1959 and formed as a capital of Kotayk province in 1995.

How to reach Hrazdan?

The nearest airport to Hrazdan is Zvartnots International Airport located at a distance of 60 kms served by Aeroflot, Alitalia, Air France and many other operators. This airport is well connected with St. Petersburg, Vienna, Paris, Dubai, Voronezh, Saratov, Chelyabinsk, Tehran and other major cities of the world.

The closest railway stations to Hrazdan include Gagarin Railway Station (11 kms), Kanaker Railway Station (38 kms) and Yerevan Railway Station (48 kms).

Buses are very frequently available at Charentsavan Bus Station, Byureghavan Bus Station and Abovyan Central Bus Station.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Hrazdan:

Hrazdan hosts several best educational institutions of Armenia, comprises 13 nursery schools, 13 public education schools and numerous music and arts schools.

Hrazdan is home to one very old drama centre named as ‘Hrazdan Town Dramatic Theatre’ established in the year 1953. Hrazdan has greater number of Christian inhabitants.

There are several international food corners and shopping centres placed in Hrazdan and it is recommended for tourist to reach Yerevan for better hospitality and shopping experience. Yerevan city is 45 kms away from Hrazdan.


Places to see in Hrazdan:

Lake Tsovinar:

Lake Tsovinar is a beautiful lake situated in Hrazdan surrounded by many parks.


Hrazdan town Dramatic Theatre:

Hrazdan town Dramatic Theatre was built in the year 1953 and maintained by the Hrazdan municipality.


State Gallery of Armenia:

State Gallery of Armenia is a museum run by Hrazdan municipality with large collection of historical objects.


History Museum of Hrazdan:

History Museum was constructed by Armen Aivazyan, includes 2 to 3 million years old 4,000 exhibits (some only).


Aghbyurak Church:

Aghbyurak Church is a holy place of Christians built during 10th century.


The list of other tourist attractions in Hrazdan:

  • Geological Museum of Hrazdan
  • Surb Stepanos Monastic Complex
  • Surb Amenaprkich Church
  • Marmarik River
  • Aghveran River
  • Makaravan Monastic Complex
  • Surb Karapet Church
  • Surb Astvatsatsin Church
  • Holy Cross Church
  • Hrazdan River
  • Erebuni Fortress
  • Cafesjian Museum


Best time to visit Hrazdan:

From September to November is the best time to visit Hrazdan.


Accommodation Options near Hrazdan:

The best hotels in Hrazdan and Yerevan (45 kms) are as follows:

  • Hotel Kecharis
  • Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel
  • Hotel Multi Rest House
  • Tsaghkadzor Hotel
  • Alva Hotel
  • Hotel Ripa
  • Tsaghkahovit Hotel
  • Golden Palace Hotel Resort and Spa
  • Hotel Shirak
  • Hotel Viardo
  • Golden Tulip Hotel Yerevan
  • Hotel Ararat
  • Erebuni Hotel
  • Aviatrans Hotel

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