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. For Monastery Sevanavank and beyond, use our Sevan vacation generator to get the most from your Sevan vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A very old armenian-rythm christian church, is the symbol of Sevan, nearby the lake. It's well preserved. Better to visit in winter (for snow lovers..)  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Lake Sevan delights, inexpressible sensations you feel while standing on a hill with remnants of one of the oldest churches in Armenia. The monastery was at the restaurant, so inside we don't hit. One of the must-see places!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Only need come here at dawn, when the no crowds and piercingly blue sky! View-one of the most memorable in Armenia
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  • May 20, 2017
    The most famous place of Sevan lake area! Need to be visited. It's not only historical place, but also great view of the lake from here!
  • March 20, 2017
    The view of Sevan Lake is breathtaking! When you visit Armenia, you MUST include this in your itinerary. it's best if you go in the spring or summer, since in winter it would be cold.
  • May 16, 2017
    if it's good weather, you can come here,I think it is not special,but nice!
  • May 8, 2017
    Nothing special, except extremly strong wind, it was even hard to walk there. However, nice view
  • September 17, 2016
    The view of Sevan Lake is breathtaking! When you visit Armenia, you MUST include this in your itinerary. Sevanavank (the monasteries in Sevanavank) is in higher location so you will have to climb up (don't worry they have stairs, a long one). Don't forget to bring your jacket, it's cold.

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