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Tatev Monastery, Tatev

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Religious Site
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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  • Better trip planning in good weather, then simply stunning open views to all 360 degrees. You can return the path to the monastery to commit (go over the bridge "Devil's bridge", through the great desert Tatev, see Arsnadzarskij Dozor). Tickets can be bought at the official website-and still you can order lunch, get a discount. The view from the restaurant is very cool, glass wall-panorama of the Gorge and the local village.
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  • Tatevin is situated high in the mountains, and the mountain slope up let's go slowly. I am during the day in the car, but the driver should be the experience of the road ahead. The monastery is a stunning views of the Valley. The world's longest cable car leaves from here. Unfortunately, we were received by the hotel and cable car was closed (closed on Mondays)
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  • Heard a lot, but not inspired. Repair and construction is going. You can climb the mountains and see the monastery from above. Himself is to reach the pleasure Tatev half of Armenia.
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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.