About the city
Tatev is a community in Syunik region, in the south of Armenia. The center of the community is the village of Tatev, one of the oldest settlements in the country. The Tatev Monastery, founded in the 4th century, is the main attraction for tourists. However, the community also boasts other unique natural, spiritual, and cultural landmarks, including the Tatev Desert, Harsnadzor Watchtower, Devil’s Bridge, the cave village of Khndzoresk, and the abandoned settlement of Old Khot with pre-Christian tombs. The modern «treasure» of the region is the «Wings of Tatev,» the world’s longest reversible cableway, listed in the Guinness World Records. It connects the village of Halidzor and the Tatev Monastery, which are located on the high rocky edges of the picturesque Vorotan River gorge.