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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  • August 4, 2017
    Please come to Aghpat to observe a rare phenomenon in Armenia: frescoes inside a church. They are a bit faded but impressive. And please buy a piece of knitting wear from the old grandmothers who are ...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful monasteries where maybe you can admire the gavit (narthex) the most beautiful theaters in Armenia, striking for intimacy, silence, meditation, study and made atmosphere of darkness compilation of ancient sacred texts. You will walk out of Tomb slabs that isn't disrespectful, indeed you will give your ride more to the dead remembering eternity. Truly magnificent and unmissable places, especially in the passage from the Rocky in the beautiful province of Lori. Straconsigliati!
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  • July 16, 2017
    Haghpat is at a remote and beautiful site on Caucasus mountain.The 10th century monastery is a terrific example of Armenian church. A worhseeing UNESCO protected monument.Sanahin complex is bigger wit...  more »

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