Tatev Monastery, Tatev

Admire an ancient fortification built on a steep cliff at Tatev Monastery, a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic complex. Erected on a basalt plateau carved into fort walls, the monastery overlooks a deep gorge of the Vorotan River. It once hosted an important medieval university, and was a center for the sciences, philosophy, and book illumination. Observe the fortified walls on a massive cliff, exquisitely carved entrance arches to the church, and its round bell tower covered by an evenly rayed cupola. The compound also includes an ancient olive oil mill with stone grinders and the tomb of Gregory of Tatev, the last Armenian saint, who died here in 1410. Take the funicular--the world's longest nonstop double-track cable car--to reach the village of Halidzor. Put Tatev Monastery into our Tatev attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tatev.
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  • Visited the Tatevskom monastery with group tour from Yerevan. The excursion includes a visit to several attractions, including the Tatev monastery. Very beautiful scenery opens and when travelling by cable car in Tatev and the walls of the monastery. Simply mesmerizing beauty of the surrounding mountains, flying above the swirling gorges Orlov, the beauty of the monastery. The travel price 7500 AMD per person. Plus 5000 AMD per trip by cable car. But if you eat with a group, you will not have problems with long waiting for the trip by cable car, because the group is brought to a specific time which is already taken tickets at kanatku, and if you eat individually, then be prepared for the fact that tickets for the next flight the lift is not will you have to wait a few hours of your flight. We recommend you to visit.
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  • Arriving in Armenia, be sure to plan your visit to Tatev! Path, with short stops, takes about 3 hours, but it's worth it. This is an amazing place with an incredibly strong energy, clean air and magnificent views of the mountains that surround the monastery. Buy tickets for the cable car "wings of Tatev" better in advance on the website, this will save you from waiting in the queue and ensures the availability of space in the booth, because wanting to ride on the longest cableway in Europe very much. You may reach the monastery and on mountain serpentine on the car, although the road is not very good quality. We had to resort to the second option, because tickets for the next two hours were already sold out. But get on the cable car has been, a one way ticket from the monastery can be purchased without any problems, departs every 15 minutes.
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  • Tatev Monastery by itself is nothing special, but the journey, either by car, on foot or cable car, to reach it that makes it a unique experience. The landscape is straight out of fairy tale and the s...  more »
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  • One of the Christian center of Armenia, energy and view from here incredible!!! Close to Monastery Tatev wings Rodeway, which is one of the longest in the world, and has written in guineas book. And other historical places Close to Monastery!!! You can find here a peace of soul!!! Around of Monastery very beautiful mountains with very dense forests!!!
  • Tatev : Means Give me wings :) and yes just one visit will make your soul to fly and rest in peace and invoke good thoughts in you :)
  • Like a pilgrimage, tough to get to. The roads up aren't too good but the views of the monastery are breathtaking
  • When going there you should definitely go on a ropeway. + the nature is simply breathtaking
  • Just another monastery, nothing special. The mountains in Tatev makes it a more scenic monastery of course.
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