Sardarapat

The architectural complex of Sardarapat is situated 10km southwest of Armavir town. It was built in 1968 to commemorate the victory of Armenians over the Turks in 1918. At the time, the Turkish army penetrated the valley of Ararat. They occupied the village of Sardarapat and were approaching Yereven. On May 22, 1918 the two armies had a battle in which the Armenians emerged victorious.

This architectural complex was built in 1968 for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the battle. The elements of the complex, made of red tuff, bear witness to the great stylistic unity. A beautiful bell tower, flanked by winged bulls on both sides presents a particularly original sculptural ensemble. The bell tower was erected on the place where heroes died, while the sacred bulls symbolize the survivors of Sardarapat's guards.

The ethnographic museum is located very close to the monument. It houses various items from different historical periods of Armenia.