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To get to Yeghegnadzor, you can take a bus from the Yerevan bus station. Every bus going to Southern Armenia, or north from Southern Armenia must pass Yeghegnadzor which is on the only north-south highway. There is a nice bed and breakfast in town, with very comfortable beds and delicious food.
Some 150 meters E past the main turnoff into downtown Yeghegnazdor (bus station, statue), a paved road goes S toward Agarakadzor, just across the Arpa. This good road will leave to a cold and carbonated mineral spring with delicious sweet water. The water used to be a toasty 28 degrees celcius, but has gone cold in the past few years. The remnants of pools and tubs remain as the water bubbles out and flows into the nearby stream. To reach it just continue through and past the town on the main road which then heads up the stream. Eventually on the right you will see the large empty pool, and some concrete and metal remnants just before reaching a nice bridge in the road. This is where you should hop out to drink the mineral waters and fill up some bottles with it.
The 13th century Yeghegnadzor bridge was built in the Middle Ages, this bridge over the river Arpa consists of a single arch 16 meters in span. Unlike other medieval bridges of Armenia, its arch is ogival which appreciably increases the height of the bridge roadway in the middle. [Paragraph Source: Monuments of Armenia]
Attractions in the Yeghegnadzor general area include:
- Noravank Monastery
- Tanahati Monastery/Gladzor University
- Zorats Church
- Spitakavor Church
- Tsakhats Kar Monastery
- Smbataberd Fortress
- Yeghegis Village Jewish Cemetery
- Arates Monastery
- Boloraberd Fortress
- Arkazi Church
- Shativank Monastery
- Areni Church/Wineries
- Magili Caverns
- Arjer Cave
- Mozrov Cave