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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  • We stopped along the way in Tatev. The monumental landscape, interesting architecture, Armenia is beautiful and original.
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  • It is a site in Armenia, which is very venerated by the Armenian. The 2glise is two-tiered. The 2nd by a very narrow staircase.
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  • Interesting and very old monastery, is located in the most beautiful location in the mountains. Our trip was on the route of Areni-Khor Virap-Noravank, Noravank was the highlight of our trip. Set small enough-so spend a little time in it (no more than an hour). One "but"-go far enough, while on the way you can admire the beauty of nature.
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  • One of the nicest Monastery in the world, buildings very nice from 9th and 12-13 centuries!!! Full of spiritual energy and aura. Place and view from there are very beautiful!!!
  • Middle age christian temples with unique architectural solutions. The face of Father-God, only one in Armenian Christian architecture.
  • It sits on top of a hill. The view from the top would have been nice if not because of the heavy snow. I came to Armenia last February 2017 which is winter season. Hope to visit the place again in the future!
  • Amazing place surrounded by red rocks. Sometimes you can see Bezoar goats on the cliffs, which is impressive
  • Its very far from the city..but it's worth when you're there. Fresh air,nice mountain rock, beautiful flowers,nice people..I'm a fan of old churches,i like quite place,even though we didn't watch the wedding ceremony that day, because there is.. because we need to visit other place.
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