Tatev monastery is one of the most popular places of interest in Armenia. It was built in 9th century and played an indispensable role for Armenian economic, political and religious aspects. In 14th and 15th centuries Tatev became one of the most significant universities for Armenia. Armenian people were able to study sciences, religion, philosophy. Moreover, it used to publish a lot of books.
In 1931 Tatev monastery was extremely damaged because of the earthquake. Later it was reconstructed, however the bell tower remains destroyed up to nowadays. Today Tatev is a church and an interesting spot for tourists. In 2010 the construction of Tatev’s famous ropeway was finished. In the same year it was included in World Guinness Records, holding the record for “Longest non-stop double track cable car.” It begins in Tatev monastery and ends in Halidzor. The view from ropeway is incredible, and because of that the ropeway was named “The wings of Tatev.”
Tatev became one of the most popular touristic places in Armenia. Tourists visit it to see Tatev monastery and take a ride on the cable car. Moreover, “Satani kamurj” is located near Tatev monastery. Statistics show that Tatev has a huge role in Armenian tourism. In 2014 Tatev was visited by more than 80000 tourists from all over the world. In 2015 the number of tourists reached 100000 and in 2016 it was already 130000. This amount grows every year, making Tatev one of the most visited places in Armenia. No doubt, Tatev also has a huge impact on Armenian economy.
Author: Gevorg Atanesyan