One of the most beautiful natural wonders of Armenia is the “Devil’s Bridge” (“Satani kamurj). It is located below Tatev Monastery, in the gorge of the Vorotan River, which is about 500 meter deep. One can hardly believe, that this bridge is a masterpiece, created by nature – by wind and water.
The part of the canyon, where the bridge is located, is so narrow, that even sun rays can’t reach this part.
Mountainous springs surround the bridge, and you can see that the water has painted the rocks of the canyon with green, pink and yellow colors. Don’t forget your photo cameras – you just can’t miss the opportunity to take pictures in such a beautiful place.
You wonder how the bridge was formed, don’t you? It was formed from travertines. Masses of limestone gathered for ages and formed this stone bridge, which is 30 meters long and is 50-60 meters wide. At the edges of the bridge you can see stalactites hanging.
The bridge got the name “Devil’s bridge”, because its formation seemed unbelievable. People used to say, that this was the Devil’s work for sure.
Besides its stunning beauty, Vorotan gorge is famous for its mineral waters, which cure different rheumatic diseases. It’s interesting to know, that people knew about it many centuries ago, and rich Armenians used to spend summers here and get treatment.
The Devil’s bridge isn’t the only place of interest near Vorotan canyon. The most significant sight is Tatev Monastery with its well-known ropeway, as well as Shaqi waterfall, David Bek’s castle, etc.
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