Sanahin Bridge, Alaverdi

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  • This bridge with an arch, but with staggered floors joined by almost a thousand years the two banks of Debed. It was built by order of Queen Vavane in 1192 in memory of the late sovereign Gugark Abbas, his consort. The masonry arch diameter reaches 18 meters and the stacks of support are based directly on the sides of the river water. This bridge, so far very well preserved, still bears the marks of the wheels of the wagons pulled by mules and on parapets are clearly visible some sculptural figures depicting stylized lionesses. On one of the sides there is a traditional Armenian khachkar cross stone, which bears the same date of construction of the bridge and that most likely it was erected according to milestone and to protect travelers.
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  • One of the landmarks in Alaverdi. Walk along the river, and visit this bridge, as you explore this run-down "soviet union" city. Ugly, scary, but with a character.  more »
  • Sanahin Bridge is one of the sagnificant architectural compositions of medieval Armenia. The structure, built at the end of the 12th century by order of Armenian queen Vaneni, was 60 m in length and a...  more »
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  • Built in 12th century, never restored since that time but still functioning. There're 4 kitten faced lions carved on the stone railing. If a real man ever crosses the bridge the lions will come to life.
  • Medieval bridge with the biggest arch, perfectly preserved
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