- Address: Garni 2215, Armenia, Yerevan
- Phone: +375-2586855
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
Garni Temple is an important historical site located in Garni. Its history dates back to the 1st century AD and an icon of Paganism in Armenia. It was destroyed in a 1679 earthquake and subsequently forgotten. However later in the 20th century it was excavated. Between 1969 and 1975 it was extensively reconstructed. Khosrovidukht, the sister of Tiridates III saved this temple from Christian crusaders who destroyed most other Pagan temples. The surroundings of this temple are quite picturesque and certainly worth a visit. Head out to this temple for an informative and enjoyable day out.
More about Yerevan
Create a customized plan for your visit using the Yerevan trip planner. You can use ready templates or start from scratch for the same.
Add accommodation and hotels in Yerevan that suit your budget including the most recommended ones like Primer Hotel, My Hotel Yerevan and Praha Hotel.
How to Reach Garni
- By taxi
Garni Reviews & Ratings
An amazing view of the surrounding mountains. The pagan temple itself is 70% preserved and the ancient stone work offers the visitor of a profound glimpse of the distant past and predawn of Christian Armenia. A main fault is there is no disabled access to the inner shrine.
Garni Temple is one of my favorite places. The Location of the Temple is very beautiful and magical. I recommend this place to everyone who wants to visit Armenia. It's not far from the city center.
Very historic and old. The pillars represent the hours of the day i.e 24 pillars, and the sun light lodges in the main temple. Amazing structure
Roman temple in a stunning location. Do not miss the mosaic in the ruined bathhouse next door - it's in a bad condition, but look at the details - it's very well made.
The reconstruction is in my opinion the best. I came a long way not to see a ruin or tell me imagine 1700 years ago....i can do that when I am at work. I hope more will be reconstructed.