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Address: Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
Phone Number:
+374 93 108303
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in...

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province


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I read that Garni Temple was very nice but I have to say this was an amazing positive surprise, not only the temple is absolutely great in all Greek style, but the location is... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read that Garni Temple was very nice but I have to say this was an amazing positive surprise, not only the temple is absolutely great in all Greek style, but the location is completely amazing and it would be in another more popular part of the world it would be teaming with tourist. Luckily for the few tourist than... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The only temple existing in this area of the world, it offers a special insight into a small part of Armenia's history. The place used to be a palace for the kings during the summer, but the place is mostly in ruins. The only thing left is the temple which was very obviously rebuilt recently. The temple is small and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to the Geghard monastery, but otherwise probably not worth the visit for the temple itself. Nice views of the Garni gorges, beautiful old walnut trees. The baths are interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's unusual to see a pagan temple in a christian country, but that's the one. It's amazing to see how carefully it's been restored and presented. Don't waste the opportunity to see the ancient bath with beautiful mosaics on the floor. Also yoy can take some great pictures of the surroundings, the river in the canyon is especially picturesque.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pagan Temple- re constructed and maintained without loosing the charm. Should not miss if you are in Yeravan. Only 40 minutes from the city.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a private cab out to the temple... about 1 or 1.5 hours - and the ride was very scenic, with distant views of Ararat. Check out the Wikipedia page for the history of this place. It's a must-see. Enough said. The only standing Roman temple remaining in a former Soviet state. What a location!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views all around. It wasn't very crowded. Tip- wait to take pictures the crowd will move off and you can get nice empty shots

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some call it a temple, others a tomb. Spectacular to see and the only standing Roman temple in Armenia and indeed the former Soviet Union. It is entirely reconstructed though as it collapsed in the 1679 earthquake. Well worth coming to see. One of the top sites in the country.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with a tour. The temple itself is located 1 hour-ish from Yerevan. It is actually not that far but due to the challenging nature of the road and infrastructure quality, the trip needs more time. The temple itself is located deep inside the village, in a complex with the remains of the palace and baths. It is beautiful,... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A small but beautiful temple in the middle of Armenian mountains! I would recommend to take a guide because you will appreciate so much more! Our Armenian guide has been very good for 30 minutes. I would recommend to visit this site together with the Monastery of Ghegard and a walk in the amazing Garni Gorge!

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