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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  • We loved the location of the monastry. Perched on the edge of a rock cliff. You can get wonderful photos from outside the monastry. then inside is interesting. Quite a lot to see.  more »
  • An outstanding very large monastery. Extra attraction monk chants played as in the main church of the band... very fitting... For lovers of sightseeing tours the onward journey over the H45 is advisable after direct arrival of Goris to Kapan and from there back to Goris or continuing to Meghri. 4 x 4 or high ground clearance for the first 30 km behind Tatev recommended. Just as NaviApp as z.B maps.me. The cableway is closed on Mondays!
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  • This had fairly extensive grounds compared to others we've seen as it had once been one of the main monasteries. There are lots of empty abandoned structures and main cathedral itself is not greatly i...  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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