Hayravank Monastery, Hayravank

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Checkered stone vaults and exquisite carvings define Hayravank Monastery, a small, compact stone monastery perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Sevan. Built in the 9th to 12th centuries on one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world, the site features a church with quatrefoil cruciform made of red and gray tuff stone. It also showcases typical steles with carved crosses scattered in the cemetery around the church. After 250 steps to the top, you will be perched above the noisy Sevan beach with a stunning view. A Bronze Age archeological site sits behind the church. While here sample ishkan, a Sevan trout endemic to the lake. For Hayravank Monastery and beyond, use our Hayravank holiday planning tool to get the most from your Hayravank vacation.
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  • Very beautiful place! When we were there, we were very lucky with the weather, it was drizzling, then raised the wind, but the beauty of this place struck us. Inside the temple is very simple, but really liked the carved door. From the site around the monastery offers beautiful views of Lake Sevan.
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  • It is difficult to convey enthusiasm, from nature and, in particular, from species of Lake Sevan. The monastery has left an unforgettable impression, very glad that happened to his visit.
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  • Climbing up to the monastery offers unusually beautiful view of Lake Sevan. Produces stunning photos. And the monastery on architecture similar to many historical buildings in Armenia.
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