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Khor Virap, Lusarat

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Experience a remarkable view of Mount Ararat near the fenced border with Turkey at Khor Virap. The monastery serves as a pilgrimage site where Armenia's patron saint--Gregory the Illuminator--was imprisoned for 14 years by King Tiridates II. Inside the enclosed compound, explore the elaborate altar in the Church of the Holy Mother of God, as well as a 60 m (200 ft) deep pit-prison built underneath St. Gevorg Chapel. Expect to climb many stairs to reach the monastery, and bring your walking shoes. With our custom trip planner, Lusarat attractions like Khor Virap can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • cute monastery from a distance, Nice has the inside, and the view is fantastic on l ararat.. .s is sunny and not too hot
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  • Mientras viajábamos del sur hacia el norte pasamos por este lugar desafortunadamente la visibilidad no era al 100% me parece que cuanto más lejos estamos mejor se observaba este monte o montaña y el a...  read more »
  • Great Ararat. You can see the border of Armenia and Turkey. The most suitable place for thoughts about the world, since its inception.
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  • Perched on a small hill amidst the fields, castle-like Khor Virap Monastery has a wonderful setting with Mountain Ararat as backdrop. There is no public transport serving the monastery. Tourists normally come here by local tour or driving.
  • Day 11.05.2016. The weather was perfect. Everything is full of colours. I had never seen the real beauty of Khor Virap before the day.
  • Great views on Ararat. At 7:00 a.m. was already opened. Be careful climbing down the well. Close to it there're grape fields.
  • A must see for everyone visiting Armenia. Make sure you climb down the hole to see where Gregory the illuminator was prisoned.
  • Something lake a resturant. Thats not good ! ! ! the old was the ancient historical valu for us but now it's just a church like the others in ARMENIA. . . nothing els