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Tatev Monastery, Tatev
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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. Use our Tatev tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Tatev Monastery and other attractions in Tatev.
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  • far from Yerevan is these "Wings of Tatev". but don't come here means not be in Armenia. along the way there were many attractions, so the road is not tired. but the monastery itself goes the longest cableway in the world, which in itself is a point of interest.
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  • The mountain from Yeghenadzor road is her only a mouth worthy of the crossing of the sky that offers the cable car which takes to Tatev. We can easily imagine the monks live in this site out of time but perfectly enter his mountain a few miles of the Iran and the Azerbaijan, as a beacon that keeps the Armenian road. Although the restoration is only at its beginning and deserves to continue but definitely worth the visit and Tatev is one of the monasteries must see in Armenia with Noravank, Khor it or Gherart. Meaning nothing to spoil it is a great great for hiking.
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  • Tatev was one of the main reason I wanted to go to Armenia. However the closer we got to the place the thicker the fog became, and when we finally got to Tatev we couldn't see a thing. So going on Win...  more »
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  • One, if not the most beautiful monastery in Armenia. Use wings of tatev cable tram for spectacular view. Don't miss this place.
  • Best Armenia monastery, placed in an amazing location. The "wings of tatev", which is the easiest way to get to the monastery, is the longest cable car of the world. The road is really bad. It's a long one day round trip from Yerevan, but the road is amazing as well.
  • Must see location if you want to lear about history of Armenia!
  • One of the beautiest places in Armenia! You should see this!
  • An incredible sight to see. A monastery from the 9th century with a vast amount of history.