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Address: 26 km from Jolfa | About 15 km Northwest of Jolfa City, deep canyon along Arax river, Iran
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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 .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
wimAntwerp
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Brasschaat, Belgium
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Brasschaat, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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 .

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Thank wimAntwerp
Esfahan, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The Monastery of Saint is an ancient Armenian monastery in the mountainous area of West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Also known as the Black Church.located about 20 kilometers from the town of Chaldiran.The monastery and its typical Armenian conical roofs are visible from long distances I really suggest you to check this monument. it is far away from the public,but you... More 

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Thank niyayesh_1379
Tehran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Saint Stepanos church is located in 15 Km north of Jolfa city.It was built in 17 century .you could buy ticket and visit inside of church .

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Thank poorandokht
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

it is a very nice church or Monastary. Very old and the path we went was full of trees and the spring on top of the hill was amazing.

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Thank mitrasassanpour
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a trip I would recommend taking. Made a day trip out of going to Jolfa and seeing this Monastery from Tabriz. The Monastery itself is quite old. One of the oldest in the world and is being kept in pretty good condition. The area is also very nice. Lush forested areas a long a river. The drive itself... More 

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Thank ptrpdrm
Tehran Province, Iran
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

it was April and the first time that i was in an active church, the way which leaded to the church were lined by trees all in blossom, white and pink.the weather was so pleasant that still i can feel it in my memory. the building of the church was just amazing, amazing, amazing...i couldn't believe that it was real...when... More 

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Thank OrientStay
Tabriz, Iran
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

this is a church that have been built among mountains, it's about 2hours and half from Tabriz and about half an hour from Jolfa, it's located about next to Araz river that is the border between Iran and Azerbaijan, the way is asphalt, also there is good services, such as w.c. or temporary camping site around the Monastery (but it's... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

this is a grand church with lots of history behind it,... there are a few places you could visit on your way,... the scenery is magnificent in mid spring,... a rather popular place for picnics,... go there if you are in the area or you are interested in the history,...

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Thank eliana1st
Tabriz, Iran
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Its some where out of access of destroyers. It seems they built it these last week. You will enjoy beautiful nature beyond. I also enjoy climbing the mountains beyond. peaceful.

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Thank Elaash
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I went traveling along the Aras river and then came here, up a hill to this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site outside of Jolfa Iran. The renovation was almost finished and it was grand. You can see where the old monks used to study Christianity and then go inside the church. The altar has a painting of the Virgin Mary... More 

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