Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan

4.8
#1 of 11 in Things to do in Dilijan
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Haghartsin Monastery
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Haghartsin Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
294 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • The place is amazing because the history reflects itself in every direction. Especially try to visit while there is a service  more »
  • beautiful and serene. nice drive in. beautiful and relaxing. sit and listen to nature. watch a artist paint some scenes on canvas when i was there. beutufl grounds and beautiful buildings.  more »
  • ... for our opinion, but this restoration does not appeal to us. It was certainly necessary and the generous donor deserves a heartfelt thanks from all sides. Only if one could experience the other special churches and monasteries of the country in their more or less origin or refuriated from it, this property no longer seemed authentic for us and we mean not only the bright wooden doors.
    View original
Google
  • Perfect historical place I've ever seen ))) Interesting Church complex ))
  • Very very fine))
  • As remote as this vast monastery complex is, it is worth seeking out. There are numerous structures, either well preserved or tastefully restored, with rich histories. And there is the surrounding nature, from which one can't not be inspired. A walnut tree hundreds of years old burned down almost completely when a monk lit a candle in it, but the monastery priest planted a new one just across from it.
  • Very clean and historical temple in middle of jangle .beautiful road to reach to that place.
  • Very beautiful place with big church Haghartsin. The road to Haghartsin is very beautifull.
Places to stay near Haghartsin Monastery

Plan your trip to Dilijan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dilijan

4.6
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Dilijan

4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Dilijan

3.1
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.6
Duration: 30​min

Museums in Dilijan

1.3
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Dilijan

2.5
Duration: 30​min

Plans to Haghartsin Monastery by other users

8 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM LEBANON August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Dilijan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM ARMENIA July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans