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Noravank Monastery, Areni

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Religious Site
Marvel at masterpieces of ancient Armenian stonemasonry at Noravank Monastery, an architectural ensemble set in the Amaghu River Gorge. Surrounded by dramatic red cliffs, this stone complex boasts the 14th-century double-decker Surb Astvatsatsin Church (Holy Mother of God), as well as Surb Karapet (St. John The Baptist), built in 1216-1227 while Latin crusaders held Constantinople. Both churches feature characteristic bell tower drums and conical roofs. Explore the complex further to discover a number of intriguing khachkars and important cave complexes. To visit Noravank Monastery and other attractions in Areni, use our Areni vacation planner.
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  • Hidden in deep mountain range. Very well preserved. And it is only just over an hour drive from Yerevan. The view along the way to this monastery is stunning. The monastery itself is also pretty. But ...  more »
  • Beautiful Monastery set in a lovely valley. Wonderful carvings on the walls and inside. Very old and an excellent example. Try to follow a guided tour to get the most of the experience as this monaste...  more »
  • This beautiful monastery has so much to offer. There is an incredible restaurant next door which you must not miss. The architecture of the monasteries melds beautifully with the background making for...  more »
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  • Oooh, I fell in love with this place and with the mountains surrounding chirch. Interesing history and an opportunity to climb a little bit higher to get this beautiful photos. However be aware of steep path, do not fall there:)
  • Incredible and amazing proof of Armenia culture! Must see place!
  • Lovely, beautiful place.
  • One of the most important places to visit if you are travelling in Armenia! Noravank is great! It was constructed by Momik, one of the greatest Armenian architects. Literally, the name of the monastery means "New Monastery". For sure, there is always something new to discover in this place. The sunset here is extremely beautiful! For me, the best time to visit this place is summer. Because the color of the church matches with the warmness of summer.
  • A 13th century historical monastery on top of a mountain and when you go here youll be amazed of the place and how it us built.