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Monastery of Sanahin, Alaverdi

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Monastery of Sanahin, Armenian Apostolic monasteries that date back to the 10th century. Important religious and educational centers until the 13th century, the compounds bear a notable blend of classic Armenian and Ecclesiastical styles of architecture. Admire the statuesque stone buildings and ornate tombstones of the complexes, nestled in a verdant mountainous landscape and separated by a small river, and enjoy the peaceful, spiritual atmosphere. Plan a trip to Alaverdi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • One of the most atmospheric places in Northern Armenia. It was an odd feeling walking over the tombs of monks as you enter the churches. Amazing carvings and khachkars. 
    One of the most atmospheric places in Northern Armenia. It was an odd feeling walking over the tombs of monks as you enter the churches. Amazing carvings and khachkars.  more »
  • Another beautiful monastery site, and we we were lucky to see a priest performing a liturgy solo when there. Not crowded at all, and great explanations from our Hyur Service guide Samuel. I have to... 
    Another beautiful monastery site, and we we were lucky to see a priest performing a liturgy solo when there. Not crowded at all, and great explanations from our Hyur Service guide Samuel. I have to...  more »
  • Came as part of a day tour and this was the third place we visisted and definitely my favourite one. The inside was spectacular and there were beautiful buoldings all around it, with some of the most....  more
    Came as part of a day tour and this was the third place we visisted and definitely my favourite one. The inside was spectacular and there were beautiful buoldings all around it, with some of the most....  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful monasteries we visited in Armenia. The location itself is magnificent, mountain views are so unreal. The place itself has very pleasant and peaceful ambience. Must visit if you are in the Lori region.
  • Another beautiful monastery site, and we we were lucky to see a priest performing a liturgy solo when there. Not crowded at all, and great explanations from our Hyur Service guide Samuel. I have to say though in competition with Haghpat, it is more impressive IMO then Sanahin.
  • Stunning and very atmospheric wandering around the eerie interior. The only downside is that you don't have the epic view that you get at Hagpat and Akhtala.
  • I’m not religious but this place is one of my spiritual inspirations in this country. Would advice to visit during “non-touristic” periods so you’ll be able to get some one on one time at this beautiful place.
  • Long road but worth every minute spent to get there.

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