Arch of Charents

Leaving aside the city's neighborhoods Nork, Nor-Nork and the village Dzhrvezh, the wide Garni highway gradually climbs to the Vokhjaberd ridge. In the vicinity of the village Voghjaberd, left of the road, a cave complex is visible which served as a shelter in the Middle Ages.

At one of the passes right by the road there is the Arch of Charents (architect R. Israelian, 1957), from which opens a breathtaking view of the Ararat valley with Ararat (aka Masis) soaring on the horizon. The arc of the Arch of Charents bears the following words: "Pass the whole world with its mountains white, to the beauty of Masis equals none!"