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Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 140+ 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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  • i like the renovation job. it really gives you the feeling of its formal glory if I might say so. Also be ware, this place is quite popular with tourists, so it's crowded. no charge for entrance or pa...  read more »
  • This is a must for any traveler to visit! Built centuries ago and still as beautiful as im sure when it was first built. An amazing history 
  • Beautiful place, when you arrive, feeling that it is easier to breathe only machine does not arrive, it is necessary to climb a little foot, but it's worth it.
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  • 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.
  • Marvellous and different all year around.
  • Mysterious monastery
  • Great place. One of the beauties of Armenia.
  • Exceptional words, more is not enough!
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