Sunday 1 October 2017

Alaverdi, Armenia

Alaverdi is situated at the bottom of the Debed Canyon. The town itself is a bit bleak with a semi-abandoned copper smelter right in the centre. However, the canyon and surrounding landscape are beautiful - my pictures don't do it justice. We stayed at a guesthouse for 4 nights and explored the surrounding towns and monasteries while we were there.

Debed canyon

The highway descends into the canyon


Apartment blocks in town

This old cable car connects the town centre by the river with the Sarahart neighbourhood on the upper plateau. It wasn't operating when we visited.

An old stone bridge over the river

The copper smelter

Street scene

War memorial

Our guest house

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