In the 1800s, the age-old Armenian city of Dilijan was known as a blossoming center of culture, commerce and cuisine. In order to enjoy the region's picturesque landscape, wealthy vacationers from Tbilisi, Baku and beyond, flocked to Dilijan in increasing numbers, paving way for the town’s international culture. In 2004, Tufenkian began restoring the historical district (Sharambeyan Street) of modern-day Dilijan, preserving the 19th century architecture which you can experience today. The intricately carved balconies typical of 19th century Dilijan display the region’s historical love for fine woodwork. Old Dilijan's Esayan museum recreates a typical 19th century Dilijan home, from household textiles to hand crafted musical instruments common to the region.
Tufenkian's Ananov Guest House gives you a chance to enjoy Dilijan's nature and atmosphere entirely. The high vaulted ceilings, understated handmade chandeliers and intricately detailed handmade carpets of the Old Dilijan's Haykanoush Restaurant recall a typical Dilijani dining room.