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Gandzasar Monastery, Aghdara

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A masterpiece of Armenian religious architecture, Gandzasar Monastery treasures relics attributed to St. John the Baptist and his father Zechariah. Surrounded by walls that enclose monk cells, the monastery serves as the seat of the Archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The cathedral dates back to the 13th century and boasts elaborate bas-reliefs. Notice the images of Adam and Eve, the crucifix, and the depiction of two priests offering a model of the church to God. Our Aghdara trip generator makes visiting Gandzasar Monastery and other Aghdara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a beautiful medieval monastery of importance in showing the presence of Armenians in this region back in the fifth century. The architecture is interesting and best appreciated by use of a goo...  more »
  • Gandzasar monastery is a 10th to 13th century Armenian monastery situated in the Mardakert district of Artsakh Republic (Armenia). The monastery holds relics believed to belong to St. John the Baptist...  more »
  • Gandzasar is one of the must see places in karabakh. The monastey has beautiful location and scenery, as it is surrounded with mountains. The architectural solutions, the forms and techniques what was...  more »
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  • Beautiful ancient monastery high in the hills. Make sure to also visit the small museum of ancient manuscripts.
  • You have to rent a car to come here as the bus service is not very reliable. The 13th Century Gandzasar Monastery, built on the top of small hill, have a wonderful backdrop with tranquil atmosphere. The Armenian church is opened for public to visit but the living quarter for the monks are not.
  • One of the most beautiful monasteries in Nagorno-Kharabakh! A must-have see location for the tourists!
  • One if the best Armenian monasteries in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
  • One of the best of Armenian monasteries. The jewel of Artsakh