Aramiants castle in Akhtala -

Aramiants castle in Akhtala

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Michael Aramyants was a famous Armenian entrepreneur, oilman, benefactor and social activist of the 20th century. He was born in 1843 in Artsakh, though lived and worked in Tbilisi, having his contribution in the renovation and prosperity of the city.
Aramyants castle was preserved in Lori province, in Akhtala, the only precious memory about him, which Armenian inherited; the territory is 32 ha. While traveling in Switzerland, Aramyants saw a very beautiful castle, which he liked so much that returning to Tbilisi, he send a well-known architect Bzoghlu, so that he could examine it and recreate the plan of the analogue, which was built in Akhtala in 1905. The first tennis court in Armenia was just in this castle.

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