Kecharis Monastery, Tsakhkadzor

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Pay a visit to Kecharis Monastery, a church complex built between the 11th and 13th century and nestled in the picturesque Armenian highlands. Founded by an Armenian prince of the Pahlavuni dynasty--buried in a small chapel on the premises--the medieval compound includes three churches and a series of chapels, well-restored after a damaging earthquake in 1927. Explore the modest, austere monastic complex dotted with numerous old tombstones, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and admire the ornate memorial stone slabs, or "khachkars." Put Kecharis Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tsakhkadzor online journey planner .
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  • The main local 4 of the monastery's buildings. 12-13 century. A fairly large area. Inside the dark, as in all Armenian churches. Restored to perfect condition. With good well-groomed territory and a gift shop. If relaxing in Tsakhkadzor, worth to visit. Beautiful lights at night.
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  • Rest for the soul and the eye-that's what this place is. Unlike other places in Armenia-almost no puzzles, just enjoying the beauty. The monastery complex consists of two churches and a chapel. another. Standing on a hill across the road-the most beautiful, lonely, remote from the hustle and bustle of, crowds, Church of the Holy resurrection.
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  • Marvellous, ancient monastery. Will be remembered. Were at dawn. Near the tiny church of St. Harutyun 13 century. Do not neglect them. There's a very mentally.
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  • It was an ancient monastery The only issue was that we wanted to use restroom but there wasn't any
  • Great place to visit! You have to go and see by yourselves
  • Beautiful church in the city center
  • Amazed the preservation of this monastery!
  • Beautiful. worth a visit

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