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Address: Off H-35 & M-6, Odzun, Alaverdi, Armenia

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Odzun church is a bit off the main sights but clearly worth a visit. During my trip through Armenia it was one of the highlights. The deviation of the blocked road between... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Mauerbach, Austria
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Mauerbach, Austria
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Odzun church is a bit off the main sights but clearly worth a visit. During my trip through Armenia it was one of the highlights. The deviation of the blocked road between Vanadzor and Alaverdi leads through the village. The church has its fundaments built from the 4th century and is in general a very beautiful architectonic monument. I was... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is quite a large church, built in the 5th to 7th century. The outside has some of the original, but weathered, carvings remaining. Furthermore, there is a colonnade on 2 sides on the outside, quite unique in Armenia. Inside there are three aisles, but both side aisles are very narrow. As most churches and monasteries, it is quite spectacularly... More 

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Roma, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The most exciting thing is the road to reach it. First: this is the first road that is in very good condition. Second: the strong slope on a superb scenery. The church by itself is nothing so exciting. only a few interesting remains.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A beautiful church in a beautiful setting that hardly anyone visits. Take the bus up from Aliverdi and walk down enjoying the stupendous views

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Thank Margaret C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

When i was there, there was a priest who gave a very nice tour and explain every stone of the church

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

it is a beautiful basilica but i had to take a taxi specifically for this place. Make sure that you come during day time as a local priest is there.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The church is located in Lori Province which is the greenest place in Armenia. The Monastery is very beautiful and unique. But location is just great. I have visited the place for couple of hours but it is a great idea to have an overnight (there are some guesthouses nearby).

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Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Odzun is a major and historic village in the Lori Province of Armenia. It is situated on a plateau above the left bank of the Debed river gorge, about a thousand metres above the Yerevan–Tiblisi highway, a few kilometres south of the town of Alaverdi. It is famous for the 5-7th century Odzun Church, one of the finest Armenian basilicas... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Odzun Church located on top of a mountain on a village/town called Odzun. We we entered the church we saw that its under maintenance so got little bit disaappointed. We didnt stay much here and on our way out we met the Priest and he was so friendlley and speaks well english. We had a good chat with him and... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

A lovely church of IV-V cent., restored recently, but not completely. In the territory of village Odzun, There is a funeral monument near the church, which is quire rare (only 2 places in Armenia as I know). There is also a cool view from the village to the canyon of the river Debed. A must see place if you're traveling... More 

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