Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan

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Admire exquisite stone carvings at Haghartsin Monastery, an architectural ensemble featuring three masterful stone churches surrounded by a thick forest. One of Armenia's most visited monasteries, this compact architectural complex built from the 10th to the 14th century includes St. Stepanos Church, St. Gregory Church, and Holy Mother of God Church, whose sixteen-faced dome has elaborately decorated arches. Ornamental highlights include a chandelier and icons, one of which depicts an Asiatic Virgin Mary and Jesus in an attempt to spare them from Mongol destruction. Visit the royal sepulcher and the vaulted refectory (built in 1248 and still in use) to round out your experience of the medieval complex. Put Haghartsin Monastery into our Dilijan journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dilijan.
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  • This 11th century monastery is set in a gorge above a mountain stream and surrounded by a forest of mature oaks. The monastery and the surrounding area is quite peaceful and serene.  more »
  • I love this olace and that's it. I used to visit this place even before the renovation and loved it then. The nature, the road and the atmosphere of the Monastery is amazing.  more »
  • One of the greatest monasteries in Armenia. Very mysterious place, ant mountains and forest are also great  more »
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  • A tranquil monastery in the hills that has been renovated not that long ago. The drive is beautiful with lots of great scenery along the way as well.
  • A complex of ancient churches. Great place to find peace.
  • It is built on 10th n 14 th century . It is located a top of the steep circular mountain. And was renovated an re open in 2011 by the ruler of sharjah Dr.sheikh sultan mohammed al qasimi.
  • A wonderful place! The monastery has been renovated. In my opinion, the old Haghartsin was better. But anyway, the church is still beautiful. And it matches very well with the nature.
  • Haghartsin is a 13th century monastery located in Tavush province.

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Bursting with rustic guesthouses oozing with charm, Dilijan offers a wealth of accommodation options, nestled across its forested landscape. For budget-friendly options, look toward the center of town for some bed and breakfasts and guesthouses, which are within easy walking distance of the Old Town. For a more decadent experience on your Dilijan holiday, head further into the forest for hidden mountain retreats that boast swimming pools, tours of the region, and character-filled lodging.
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