Selim caravanserai in Armenia

The Selim caravanserai is located in the Vayots Dzor region, at an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level. It is located on the eastern slope of the Selim Pass. The construction is one of the attractions of historical Armenia. It was built in the XIV century, during the reign of Chesar Orbelian.

The Selim caravanserai is a kind of building that served as a haven for trading caravans that lead the way through Armenia to Europe and the East, the so-called Silk Road. Caravanserais were spread not only in Armenia, but also in other countries.

The length of Selim caravanserai is 36.5 meters, the area is 298 square meters. The architecture of the caravanserai is similar to the architecture of a peasant house. The main hall is a rectangular room (size 13x26 meters), divided into seven pairs of abutments. The hall is lit with three light holes.

To ensure the protection of guests from robbers, the caravanserai excluded the presence of windows and had only a few entrances. The entrance to the caravanserai was a gate that had wooden doors bound with metal.

The Selim caravanserai was destroyed in the 15th and 16th centuries, and the structure was reconstructed in the 1960s. Selim caravanserai belongs to a new type of architectural art of medieval Armenia.

“Bravo Armenia” travel company organizes both group and individual excursions to Selim caravanserai. For more information, you can contact the managers of our company by phone (+ 374) 55 344 347.