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Havuts Tar Monastery

Havuts Tar Monastery

Also called Havuts Tar Vank, the monastery is situated on a promontory across the Azat…

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Hovhannavanq Monastery

Hovhannavanq Monastery

Hovhannnavank medieval monastery is located in Ohanavan village in Aragatsotn Region. A magnificent view opens…

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Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin literally translates from Armenian as "this one is older than that one", presumably representing…

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Classic Tour to Armenia

Classic Tour to Armenia

10 Days from 442 EUR

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Ski Paradise in Armenia

Ski Paradise in Armenia

8 Days from 580 EUR

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Fascinating Mountains

Fascinating Mountains

7 Days from 561 EUR

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Noravank Monastery

Noravank is located in a narrow gorge by the village Yegheghnadzor in Vayots Dzor Region. The 13th century monastery is a unique example of Armenian religious architecture when limestone was used as a building material. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building. Noravank became a major religious, cultural center in the 13th-14th centuries as well as a residence of Syunik’s bishops. In 1205 the former abbot of Vahanavank in Kapan city founded Noravank which includes two churches, a chapel and a number of impressive khachkars. Noravank was the residence of the Orbelian princes. The architect Siranes and the miniature painter and sculptor Momik worked here in the latter part of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century.

 

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