Hovhannavank Monastery, Ohanavan

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  • August 17, 2017
    The unique dome covers a church designed by St. Gregory the Illuminator to the relics of Saint John the Baptist. The Church is much brighter than many other of the same period and is especially rich in inscriptions and bas-reliefs. These include the representation of the parable of the wise and the foolish Virgin, quoted by St. Matthew. Remarkable also the Windows to angelo and the many writings of pilgrims. Altered by the earthquake underwent a restoration of great merit
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  • July 27, 2017
    Beautiful monastery place on large precipice, in a magnificent setting, characterized by a high dome umbrella roof and historically recognized as the place where the relics of John the Baptist were brought from Saint Gregory the Illuminator, after Episcopal ordination at Caesarea in Cappadocia. Not to be missed!
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  • May 26, 2017
    This monastery and it sister one in the gorge are absolutely worth de visit, lovely location, great views and amazing architecture. A must  more »
  • April 18, 2017
    A beautiful monastery (vank) on top of a deep ravine. Most of the monastery is from the 13th century but the old small basilica i from the beginning of the fourth century.
  • April 23, 2017
    Beautiful church
  • July 8, 2016
    The church here is awesome! It used to have a significant church. It is very easy to get there. You can walk there from the village Karbi. There are some other cool churches on the Kasagh gorge.
  • January 10, 2017
    Beautiful and inspiring monastery, with gorgeous canyon,
  • July 20, 2015
    Most interesting is carved scene from the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. Virgins are bearded men :)

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