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Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan

(4.7/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
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. Make Haghartsin Monastery part of your personalized Dilijan itinerary using our Dilijan travel itinerary planner.
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  • Everyone who visits Armenia, just have to see this beauty with your own eyes! 12-century monastery, quiet atmosphere of grandeur, beauty and asceticism.
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  • It is mostly the location of the monastery rather than the church buildings in theirselves, which is interresting. 
  • We went by car but I guess it would be very nice to hike to the Monastery or from there higher. So lovely forests and landscape! 
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  • 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.
  • Must see place in Armenia. It is especially wonderful in autumn, better say in October. As all surrounding forests are painted in all tones of red, yellow and orange. The monastery itself is also very interesting, and is a great example of medieval architecture.
  • Very nice monastery in the fog.
  • Marvellous and different all year around.
  • Great place. One of the beauties of Armenia.