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Hayravank Monastery, Hayravank
(4.9/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Hayravank Monastery during your Hayravank vacation using our convenient Hayravank vacation generator.
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  • The monastery is situated on a hill above Lake Sevan. Very scenic views of the Lake. Founded in the 9th century. Around many khachkars, tombstones. This is the main attraction of the area.
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  • rather nice and interesting of the stelae, a nice view, you just have abstraction sets real estate extremely ugly surroundings!
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  • Like all Armenian Church, asketična inside, so it's best to take a guide who will explain the meaning and essence of Armenian khachkar, will tell the story of the place.
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