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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. Plan to visit Hayravank Monastery during your Hayravank vacation using our convenient Hayravank vacation generator.
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  • The monastery is near the lake Sevan and to reach it I made a pleasant walk to the hill where there is a nice view on the lake. The monastery is small but attractive.  more »
  • One of the most amazing churches in Armenia. Built around 10th century this small but very impressive church located on the shore of lake Sevan is one of the most impressive buildings in Armenia. Must...  more »
  • All places in Armenia are very nice and conciliative: one of them more, others - less, but this place are very interesting, countryside around is very picturesque.  more »