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Venue, Accommodations, Tour-FFC31

Imperial Palace Hotel

Opera Suite Hotel

Cascade Hotel

picture of geghard monastery

Geghard Monastery

picture of the Garni Temple

Garni Temple

picture of symphony of stones monument

Symphony of Stones

The conference will take place at the Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute in Yerevan, Armenia on September 29th - October 1st, 2023. Please read on to find more information regarding the venue, hotel, and Bus Tour!

Venue
The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute in Yerevan, Armenia.

Accommodations: Recommended Hotels

list of recommended hotels near the FCC 31th International Conference location:

When contacting the hotel for prices, let them know you are attending our Conference at Matenadaran and they will give you a special discount.

Touring/Networking

Bus tour to Geghard and Garni: 
There will be a bus tour available to the first 20 to 25 people to buy passage on Friday September 28th. This excursion will take its attendees to visit both the Geghard monastery and the Garni temple. This 7-hour excursion will be provided through the Matenadaran.  Geghard monastery is one of the masterpieces of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully carved inside the huge rock. The site is included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Garni pagan Temple was built in the 1st century AD. An exceptional monument dating back to Hellenistic period in Armenia. The only pagan temple preserved in the South Caucasus.

Schedule:

12:00  Departure from the Matenadaran

12:50 Visit to Geghard monastery - one of the masterpieces of the 13th century Armenian architecture. Some of the churches of the complex are masterfully carved inside the huge rock. The site is included in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List

14:00 Lunch stop in the village of Garni. Tasting of traditional Armenian cuisine in a local restaurant

15:30: Visit to Garni pagan Temple built in the 1st century AD.  An exceptional monument dating back to Hellenistic period in Armenia. The only pagan temple preserved in the South Caucasus

16:45 Trip to the gorge of Azat river to admire the natural rocks of basalt columns named the Symphony of Stones. There are very few natural cites of this kind in the world

18:30 Departure for Yerevan.