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Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan
(4.7/5 based on 150+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful and Monastery complex and perfectly setting: Scenic Mountain, Valley, River ...-splendor. A number of architectural buildings cause genuine interest is rare on the planning of the refectory, and interesting in the vestibule of the Church of s. Gregory, and a curious façade with notable gorel'efom to the Church of St. The Virgin and the Royal Tomb, and the ancient ruins of monastery cuisine. There is something to see, explore and than inspiration.
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  • Nice monastery, but for me it's nothing special. There is very nice road leading to it with BBQ places. 
  • The monastery is located in the woods, and as most is very nicely positioned. It has been recently renovated, and that has been well done. There is a small exhibition area where one can see pictures o...  more »
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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.