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The site of Tigranakert consists of 2 main attractions - a ruined Armenian Christian basilica from the 5th-7th centuries and the 18th century Shahbulag Castle. There is a small entrance fee to gain entry into the complex.
The basilica was fascinating and completely accessible. I...More
Tigranakert of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic is a ruined of the Hellenistic period. It is one of four former cities with the same name, named in honor of the Armenian king Tigranes the Great ( 140-55 B.C.), and, apparently constructed by the latter. While the city...More
We were told long ago that you must define that you want to visit Tigranakert of Artsakh when you enter the country or you will not be allowed to visit, possibly detained too. We had planned well ahead as this was on our list of...More
The Museum in Tigranakert is an interesting place. The fortress is a nice reconstructed building. Unfortunately, the staff was not able to speak in English. Also, many of the explanations in the exhibition in the fortress were in Armenian only. This made it impossible to...More
Beautiful place, among the nature. There is a nice museum, a beautiful fortress and the ruins of a very ancient church. The guide speaks a great english and can tell you a lot about this place and whatever you want to know.
Tigranakert is a location for an ancient city. The archaeological revealing is still an ongoing project. What you can see now, is the renovated castle, with a good archaeological museum. Next to it, there's a huge site which is now under digging. A part of...More
Really old and quite abandoned place. Far from being a prominent tourist location. The temple is historic tribute to the ancient Armenian king Tigran and the residents living there over the centuries. There is a small paid museum with some really antique artifacts in the...More
I absolutely recommend that if you made the trip this far to make sure and climb up the mountain where you will find the foundation of the ancient city of Tigranakert built by an Armenian king. The ruins are 2,000 years old!