Hovhannavank Monastery, Ohanavan

#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Aragatsotn
Hovhannavank Monastery is located in Ohanavan. See Hovhannavank Monastery and all Ohanavan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ohanavan online driving holiday planner .
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  • You cannot miss this place! The Church itself is not like the others. The unique architecture. Lift your head on the ceiling in the first room and wonder bells and an open belfry. Look at the window on the right! But right and right?! Here the finest khachkars with ornaments! After visiting the Church definitely go watch the waterfall in the Canyon. And left viewable by neighboring shrine, Saghmosavank. Will miss this Breathtaking views! Canyons, caves and waterfall near the 11th century monastery! Amazing place, unforgettable
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Beautiful church
  • 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.
  • Beautiful and inspiring monastery, with gorgeous canyon,
  • Most interesting is carved scene from the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. Virgins are bearded men :)

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