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Akhtala Monastery, Akhtala

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
Admire exquisite frescoes depicting scenes from life the of the Holy Mother of God at Akhtala Monastery, a 10th-century fortified Armenian monastery perched on a hilltop by the north bank of the Debed River. Currently inactive and partially ruined on the outside, the monastery complex features some intricate stone carvings and elaborately designed facades, with giant crosses decorating the walls of the well-preserved Holy Mother of God Church. The complex stands out as a true masterpiece of Armenian stonemasonry, with some of the best-preserved murals in the country. You can take a guided tour around the site in one of three languages. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Akhtala Monastery and many more Akhtala attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Akhtala vacation trip planner.
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  • This is a must visit as its setting is beautiful. The interior fresco is beautiful too. A really charming place. 
  • The Akhtala Monastery is the one of the most vivid monastery I visited during my stay in Armenia. It's beautifully situated on the top of a ravine with an impressive wall and enterance. The 13th centu...  read more »
  • Akhtala monastery is located in the ruins of the great castle. I love the view to when walking up to the castle. Monastery it self has one of the rare churches in Armenia with the paintings on the wal...  read more »
  • Armenian attractive church, amazing place
  • very beautiful Georgian Orthodox church, not Armenian!
  • This is an off the beaten path gem found roughly between Vanadzor and Alaverdi. It has massive, gorgeous frescos painted throughout the interior that gives a lot of visual insight into the early medieval Armenian Apostolic Church. It is well worth the several hour drive from Yerevan.
  • An incredible place: green, old, calm
  • Patamu shto tam ghivu I ochen krasivaya shto patamu mesto I mnogo eshio takie esth nashem gorode
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