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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  • Amazing monastery that have 3 churches (Saint Grigor Church - is the biggest one , Surp Nshan Church and Katoghike Church). Outside the churches you can see the tombs of the late significant or well-k...  more »
  • Very beautiful monastery, especially snow and in the dark with beautiful lighting. If you are planning a trip to Tsaghkadzor, select yourself an hour to visit Kecharisa. As in all Armenian churches, all easy, but that's the beauty.
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  • Very beautiful monastery, especially we are lucky enough to see it in the fog and snow and in the dark with beautiful lighting. If you are planning a trip to Tsaghkadzor, take your 1-2 to visit Kecharisa. As in all Armenian churches, there is no pomposity, heaps of gold and everything else which is sometimes hard to breathe. Inside, everything is simple, you can tell even ascetic, but that's the beauty.
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  • Beautiful but hard to get there by public transport.
  • 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
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  • Great place to visit! You have to go and see by yourselves

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