Places of interest in the village Arinj

Kotayk

Near the village of Arinj of the Kotayk district, ruins of the fortress are preserved. The lower parts of the fortress’s walls were generally made from untreated stones. On the top of the entrance there are two carved figures and two dragons (work by stone-master Manvel in 1501) entwined together. On one of the walls an eagle is pictured with wide-spread wings, next to it - the creator is referenced: the painter - Hovhannes archbishop (1501). Inside the fort there are ruins of the church and other buildings.

The church of Surb Astvatzatzin (Holy Virgin), built in 2000, stands near of fortress.


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