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Saint Stepanos Monastery, East Azerbaijan Province

(4.5/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
A World Heritage Site, Saint Stepanos Monastery offers an insight into the religious architecture of 17th century Iran. Built in the Arax River canyon, this secluded stone monastery features a design and decorations characteristic of the Late Middle Ages, visible especially in the delicate patterns around the windows. Buy a ticket to get inside the church, where you can attend mass and admire the icons, with the painted depiction of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus standing out. You can spend a day in the campsite outside the monastery, although staying overnight is not recommended. By using our Jolfa holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Saint Stepanos Monastery and other attractions in Jolfa.
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  • to get here you have to organise transport, best from Jolfa. The monastery and the Church are within 15 km from Jolfa removed along the Aras River. The Unesco World Heritage site complex is signposted. The monastery has been restored, the Church on the outside as well. Inside are works in progress. The whole is very beautiful and very interesting to visit. The monastery is beautiful, the outside of the Church even more beautiful modified
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  • 位於大布里士北方, 開車也要小時有 中間經過的邊上有河流 過了就是亞塞拜然 這座亞美尼亞教堂非常的美麗, 也是我第一座見過的亞美尼亞教堂 包車來真的不虛此行 
  • The now abandoned monastery is surrounded by a huge stone wall.The cruciform stone church is under restoration and the inside is closed to visit at this time. Free entrance .