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." Kecharis Monastery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tsakhkadzor Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful, historic and interesting site. As my initiation to Armenian religious history, it was fascinating.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We were told the Kecharis Church is one of the few if the only Catholic Church in all of Armenia. This is a 11th to 13th Century Church; the main church today dates back to 1322 and is located in the ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Wonderful scenic location on the mountainside. It is easily accessible by car. The museum complex, where at the same time, you can pray and put candles
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  • June 6, 2017
    It was an ancient monastery The only issue was that we wanted to use restroom but there wasn't any
  • October 25, 2015
    Great place to visit! You have to go and see by yourselves
  • July 18, 2016
    Beautiful church in the city center
  • November 18, 2016
    Amazed the preservation of this monastery!
  • March 19, 2016
    Beautiful. worth a visit

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