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Noratus Cemetery, Noratus

(4.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Marvel at the age and design of the ancient tombstones at Noratus Cemetery, a historic early Middle Ages cemetery with the largest cluster of khachkars in the country. With over 800 steles with elaborately carved crosses, scenes of farm life, weddings, figures with professional insignia dating from the 9th to the 17th centuries, the cemetery is a majestic site set against a backdrop of snow-clad mountains in the distance. Today dotted with orange lichens, the tombstones, steles, and stones are all different one from another, testifying to the originality of their creators. Plan to visit Noratus Cemetery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Noratus attractions using our Noratus family vacation planner.
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  • We went to this place by taxi and it was worth it. The cementry is huge and offers so many epic things to see!  more »
  • This is the largest remaining cemetery with these famous katchkar stones. The cemetery is still in use, but currently no katchkars are being used for burial purposes. The oldest carvings date from te ...  more »
  • to go there, if possible to the sunset, the stelae are a beautiful orange color
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  • A place full of khachkars, literally meaning "cross stones". It is the biggest khachkar-occupied territory in Armenia! They are very beautiful! Every one of them is unique. All of them are delicate, covered with cute ornaments. You can walk to Daputs monastery which is close to it. You must visit this place if you are travelling in Armenia!
  • A striking place, where residents share with interest the interpretation of images on stone gravestones. Very fine work!
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  • Beautiful typical cemetery. a lot of khachkar, very pretty.
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  • Because I was born there
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  • Այսպիսի քանակությամբ խաչքարեր Հայաստանում չկա ոչ մի տեղ.Նորատուսում պատմությունը շարունակվում է մինչև այսօր.