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Y.Charents Museum of Literature & Art

Y.Charents Museum of Literature & Art

The Charents Museum of Literature and Arts of Armenia is the largest repository of Armenian…

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Marmashen

Marmashen

Marmashen is lying beautifully above the Akhuryan River, surrounded with fruit trees and picturesque landscape.…

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Nikol Duman Museum

Nikol Duman Museum

The Nikol Duman House Museum and Ethnographic District are located in the picturesque village of…

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Armenia & Georgia

Armenia & Georgia

10 days from 826 EUR

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Classic Tour to Armenia

Classic Tour to Armenia

10 Days from 442 EUR

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Haghpat Monastery

Also called Haghpatavank, the monastery is located in Haghpat village in Lori Region. It belongs to one of the pearls of the medieval Armenian architecture. The monastery was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III, probably in 976. The nearby monastery at Sanahin was built around the same time. Haghpat was built on a hillside, not on the peak overlooking the Debed River. The site was chosen to afford protection and concealment from invaders and also to create a kind of monastic humility. It is built on a verdant promontory located in the middle of a mountain cirque, which is often wreathed in clouds. A peak on the opposite side of the river is over 2,500 meters high. The monasteries of northern Armenia are not isolated, unlike their counterparts in the country's arid regions. They were built in a village environment and Haghpat is surrounded by many hamlets.

 

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