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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  • The powerful fortified monastery of Tatev was founded in the 9th century. Overlooking a steep gorge, the complex includes the St. Peter and Paul Church, frescoed by the founders of the famous Tatev Sc...  more »
  • Very beautiful place, despite the long journey from Yerevan, it was worth it. Picturesque landscapes around and an unforgettable trip on the cable car
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  • Our journey through ancient monasteries Tatev, Armenia led us in! Tatev monastery is one of the famous spiritual and cultural centers of medieval Armenia. Tatev Monastery complex-a masterpiece merger of ingenious medieval architecture with fabulous beauty of Armenia! Here, really very beautiful nature! In the Tatev monastery, we came on the longest cable car she got into the Guinness Book of records! Length of cableway 5750 metres.
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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.

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