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Wings of Tatev is ready for tourist season 2024

View from the aerial tramway of Wings of Tatev, Armenia. Image by V.P.

Wings of Tatev, Guinness World Record holder for the longest passenger cable car is ready to welcome tourists in 2024 travel season.

Before embarking on the cable car journey in Armenia, visitors can explore the “Hidden Facts about Tatev” exhibition, conveniently located near the Halidzor station and open to the public. Here, guests can delve into the rich history of Tatev spanning centuries, its significance in Syunik’s development, and discover intriguing facts, figures, and events from the region.

Quick facts about Wings of Tatev aerial tramway (cable car)

  • Wings of Tatev welcomed over 1 million visitors in 13 years of operation.
  • Guinness World Record holder for the longest passenger cable car (5752 meters).
  • The shortest construction period for such a large-scale engineering structure (10 months).
  • Twice recognized as the best cable car in the world by the World Travel Awards (2021 and 2023).
  • Constructed by the Austrian-Swiss company Doppelmayr/Garaventa, leaders in ropeway construction.
  • Annual safety tests ensure compliance with international safety standards.
  • Part of the “Tatev Revival” program was initiated by Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend.
  • Operates as a non-profit project, with proceeds directed towards Tatev Monastery restoration and community development.
  • Wings of Tatev is managed by Impulse Business Management.
  • Showcases previously inaccessible parts of Armenia, elevating the country’s global recognition.
  • “Wings of Tatev” secured the top spot in Euro Directions Magazine’s ranking of the Best Cable Cars in Europe.

En route to the Tatev Monastery via the cable car, passengers are treated to breathtaking panoramic vistas of the scenic Vorotan Gorge, the captivating “Devil’s Bridge” natural attraction, and the majestic Great Hermitage of Tatev. Upon reaching the monastery, a revered spiritual hub, visitors can further explore the monks’ cells and a museum housed within a medieval oil mill.

For those seeking more adventurous pursuits, the “Wings of Tatev” offers a range of hiking trails and exhilarating jeep tours, providing opportunities for awe-inspiring explorations of the abandoned medieval villages surrounding Tatev.

“Tatev has emerged as a top tourist destination in Armenia, with one in five visitors to the country including the cable car in their itinerary. This has contributed to a remarkable 17-fold increase in tourism to the Syunik region since 2010. We are optimistic that this positive trend will continue, allowing more travelers from across the globe to uncover the wonders of this unique region,” remarked Maria Butenko, CEO of Impulse Business Management Company, the entity overseeing the cable car operations.

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