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Gandzasar Monastery, Martakert

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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 Martakert trip generator makes visiting Gandzasar Monastery and other Martakert attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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...  read more »
  • Beautiful monastery from the 13th century, located on a rocky hill about 40 km from Stepanakert. The church named "Cathedral St John the Baptist" remained intact, offices are held there regularly on weekends and the garden that surrounds the monument offers on the right side of the Church of the ancient cross stones. We must absolutely visit the exhibition of manuscripts in the building located on the left side of the Church and which conceals many works richly illuminated dating from the 13th century. You can also see a showcase dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte with his autograph. This exhibition was created very recently. Finally, at the back of the monument, you have a magnificent view over the Valley that allows you to make beautiful pictures of the landscape. In short, a must.
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  • 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...  read more »
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