Monastery Sevanavank, Sevan

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Enjoy a visit to the picturesque site of Monastery Sevanavank, an ancient religious complex that overlooks Lake Sevan. Situated on a peninsula that was once an island before the water level dropped, the monastery stands atop a hill, with scenic views of the lake and the often snow-capped slopes in the backdrop. You'll need to climb a number of stairs to reach the site, but you'll be rewarded with inspiring panoramic views. Explore the two historic churches, most likely dating from the 9th century and exhibiting a typical, simple Armenian style of architecture. You can plan Lake Sevan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This monastery, consisting of a main church, a gavit and a chapel are arranged on top of the Sevan peninsula! The Lake is gorgeous and the monastery is a unique spot where you can enjoy! Remains one of the best attractions on Lake Sevan!
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  • Situated on the lake, it has a beautiful view of the surrounding lake area. THere is a bit of climb to get to this place as it is on top of the hill, but well worth a climb. The church itself was not ...  more »
  • Here is worth the climb to see how Sevan peninsula embraces from three sides. Stunning! On the steps of the scenic artists selling paintings of the monastery and Lake. We took 2 pictures: pumps and spring. Symbolic price of about 600 rubles per picture. We carry home a piece of Armenia.
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  • Beautiful monastery that sits on top of a hill overlooking the great lake Sevan. Very nice scenery. Restaurants and souvenir shops are available also. It should be included if you're on tour at Armenia.
  • The best place to enjoy the view of Sevan Lake. You have to hike some stairs. The lake is so blue. In winter, i's like a blue sea between snow white covered mountains. So charming.
  • Super views....fresh air....antique churches
  • The monastery is on top of a hill gifting you a breathtaking view over Lake Sevan and its surroundings. Best time to visit is before sunset for the best light.
  • A beautiful place for contemplation and tranquility. Sometimes the tourists can be obnoxious, but they can’t diminish the inherent loveliness of the monastery, the lake, and the wildflowers on the hillside.
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