Noravank Monastery, Areni

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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. Plan trip to Areni with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The excursion to Noravank, Tatev can be very heavy because it is very far, but really worth seeing. It is very cute. The things that built the Armenians in the middle of the mountains deserve to be visited and light a candle!
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  • It's two churches, each of them with their curiosity, one of them are both inside as the tombstones all step on entering and pay at the entrance by be there according to its location, the second Church consists of two floors on the second floor is where they celebrated the mass, the curious thing about this is that it rises to the second floor outside. Another curiosity between the two churches as there is a well which is an escape route.
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  • Just an incredibly beautiful place to visit. Noravank means “New Monastery” in Armenian language and since it was built in 13th century that means its kinda new around here since many places are a 100...  more »
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  • This relatively new monastery (built in the 1200's) is stunning and is set in a beautiful canyon. Well worth a visit if in the area.
  • The greatest creation of Momik in picturesque place. It's an unique monastery by its nature. Red canyon is so beautiful in sunny day. You can enjoy the beautiful view all day.
  • we took a trip to Noravank and others and with the super weathet it was really great day
  • 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!

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