The Monastery of Geghard, Geghard

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Listed as a World Heritage Site, The Monastery of Geghard allegedly shelters the spear--brought by apostle Judas Thaddaeus--which pierced Jesus during his crucifixion. Founded in the 4th century, the monastery complex was partially carved into a mountain, surrounded by towering cliffs and the Azat River gorge. Examine the elaborate structures with engraved khachkars--memorial stone stelas bearing a cross symbol. Enter the chapels, churches, and tombs located in the compound to observe the holy relics hidden amid rock-cut walls. Near the parking lot, vendors sell homemade sweet bread, dried fruit, treats, and souvenirs. Put The Monastery of Geghard into our Geghard attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • In the monastery of Ghegart, we are witnessing the Armenian mass. During the celebration of the last supper close the curtains and the faithful make a confession of repentance in front of a priest who blesses them. Then in a gavit set in stone we see a concert of sacred music. Outside the walls, on the way to the bathrooms the faithful leave their prayers written on pieces of cloth in the wind
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  • This monastery is unique because it is one of the UNESCO Heritage site, being a cave monastery. It portrays the hardwork and courage of Armenians building this. When you go to the second floor of the ...  more »
  • The Pearl of Armenia, in the immediate vicinity of Yerevan. The atmosphere inside is amazing. Directly in the temple originates the Holy source. When entering local sell all sorts of goodies.
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  • Breathtaking monastery... A place that must be seen. Words are not enough to describe its real beauty and power.
  • Nice old place. You can feel that ancient climate.... a lot of caves around in the mountains.... Special climate...
  • One of the most beautiful monastries in Armenia, it reminded me of the castle in Harry Potter. A must visit place in Armenia
  • A great place to visit, but if you can go there when the Luys Ensemble is performing your mind will be blown. One of the most memorable experiences of my life.
  • You should definitely visit this place. Absolutely incredible and Well worth a visit. We didn't have the need to depend on anyone else for anything at Armenia....just one message to our awesome Guide and he is always there... Thanks to OceanAir Travels...
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