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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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  • this is perfect place to visit for those who love historical places, nature and relief. you will also find here Guiness Record building  more »
  • This monastery exceeds all expectations! Perched on the edge of a cliff, it takes the world's longest cable car to get there. The ride is very smooth and poses no problems. Once there, the monastery i...  more »
  • i have been there in 2016 and was fantastic place to visit, there is a Old Monastery with long history and to reach this place can use cable car, this cable car experience was awesome.must visit this ...  more »
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  • This ancient monastery is being meticulously renovated. So far the olive press is the only thing done. Once completed, it will be the nicest tourist attraction in all of Armenia.
  • The road is dusty. Best suited for off-road cars. However, the Tatev Monastry is wonderful... Make sure to meet Ter Michael and pray with him!
  • It is a beautiful place e, very nice view. It has very interesting history. It was very known Academy in its time.
  • Awesome place with history. Very good infrastructure for family. Loved this place!
  • Amazing place! Must to see. You need be attentive. Don't miss other great places near.