Viktor Hambardzumyan House-Museum

The life of the one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, the astrophysicist Viktor Hambardzumyan, is largely connected with the observatory in Byurakan. The observatory – in which the works that radically changed the ideas about the cosmology of the universe were carried out – was founded in 1946. It is situated at an altitude of 1405 meters on the slope of the highest mountain in Armenia, Aragats. The territory of the observatory houses 10 telescopes, a botanical garden and the museum of its founder Viktor Hambardzumyan. The furnishings of the house have remained unchanged from the time the great scientist lived and worked here. It is not just the chance to get closer to the secrets of the universe that attracts tourists to this place, but also its beautiful garden, fresh air, and one of the most stunning views of the biblical mountain.