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. Make Haghartsin Monastery part of your personalized Dilijan itinerary using our Dilijan travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The old monastery, which was very neglected, has recently been restored. Place visited by all the tours and individual travelers.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Ancient beautiful monastery, but a bit too "polished" after restoration. Besides, a very popular) but leads to him the most beautiful road
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  • August 9, 2017
    Near the town of Dilijan you may find this wonderful oasis of tranquility, a place of worship for locals and pilgrims and point of interest for tourists in the area. It is a monastery divided into several parts, with the main structures which have undergone massive reconstruction efforts. There are also the original parts that take us back to ancient rituals Christians. Evocative space that surrounds the property. We reached by taxi from Dilijan before reaching the Lake Sevan. The taxi driver asked us 3000 Drams to reach the monastery and saw that there were three of us it seemed convenient. I guess you can snatch a little negotiating a better price. If you are in the area don't miss it. The entrance is free. If this opinion we did help push YOU down the text, thanks. Diego
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  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    A complex of ancient churches. Great place to find peace.
  • March 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2016
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    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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