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Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, Armenia

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, Armenian Apostolic monasteries that date back to the 10th century. Important religious and educational centers until the 13th century, the compounds bear a notable blend of classic Armenian and Ecclesiastical styles of architecture. Admire the statuesque stone buildings and ornate tombstones of the complexes, nestled in a verdant mountainous landscape and separated by a small river, and enjoy the peaceful, spiritual atmosphere. Make Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin a part of your Akhtala vacation plans using our Akhtala vacation planner.
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  • I absolutely love these two sister monasteries, the history, the location, the architecture, the way the light enters the religious buildings and how it reflects in the ancient stone. Absolutely amazi...  more »
  • We came from Georgia and entered Armenia at the Sadakhlo checkpoint. These medieval monasteries are in the northern region of Armenia and well worth a stopover on the way to Yerevan. Both are on the W...  more »
  • Slightly off the beaten track, Sanahin (in particular) and Haghpat are very impressive. If you catch the rays of light penetrating the churches at the right angle, the experience is magical.  more »