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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  • Hagartsin monastery in my opinion is the Quinn of Armenian monasteries. Nice quite location on to of the mountain. The main road goes true the forest area. It just marvelous try when you are in Armeni...  more »
  • We spent about an hour at the Monastery and like most in Armenia it is pretty basic but also powerful. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning monastery near Dilijan, which only recently is has been renovated. Well visited on the weekend, but not crowded. The priest speaks German and is pleased about a chat.
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  • A beautiful and well preserved monastery in the middle of the forest. You can park just in front of the complex. The nature around the monastery gives it a magical touch.
  • I was blessed to have seen this Monastery a day after the snow had fallen. What stood out for me was the fact that the Sheikh of Shariah funded this much needed restoration despite their cultural differences. Some might feel the to modern buildings is inappropriate but for me I could use my imagination of the former days but it was more about 2 culture's uniting.
  • It's a great historical monastery. You should take taxi from dilijan to reach the monastery. It worths to see.
  • Ancient monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia.
  • One of the active churches witht a great natural forest with beautiful scenery.
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