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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  • A very interesting place with good atmosphere. Apart from the complex there is another Cathedral, you need to cross the road, it is quite small, but the view is worth
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  • Kecharis Monastery is beautiful in the wintertime, and if you're in the area, worth the visit. Vasily Grossman famously wrote about this place in his book, An Armenian Sketchbook. The meditative silen...  more »
  • Buildings, churches and wicket keeper closes in around 18-00, because he takes the bus. But, pootdal on the right (facing the monastery) in the fence there is a passage. Feel ancient. It is sad that the territory and the Church could not preukrasit, but put in order at least. Information stand burnt out in the Sun and malochitabelen, online-help. Inside you can buy candles, literature in Armenian. Near a small gift, but closed in 17 hours probably. Recommend.
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  • Beautiful but hard to get there by public transport.
  • 11-13th centuries built
  • It was an ancient monastery The only issue was that we wanted to use restroom but there wasn't any
  • It's place you feel holiness
  • Very good

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