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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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  • For €30 drive taxis from Goris to the monastery. Two hour stay to visit the well-preserved Monastery complex. Also for a March to the hot springs at the SATA bridge, a one-hour break is inserted.
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  • The ride going to Tatev was indeed food for the eyes - the landscape, the villages, snow-capped mountains, rivers and lake! It was our first day in Armenia and we didn't feel exhausted for hours from ...  more »
  • It makes sense to travel 250 km from Yerevan for the sake of beauty and history. TSD-the longest and, sure, the most picturesque in the world-for 12 minutes brought us to the monastery. Visited attractions, wonderful and inexpensive meals in the cafe next door, bought teas and herbs. A world values makes cheering the fact that care for him. Better to travel from Yerevan early, especially in winter, way back in the dark and fog on the mountains a bit frightened.
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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.