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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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The Only Graeco-Roman Site

Although it is usually described as a temple archaeologists have recently suggested that it is, in fact, a mausoleum. This is a small site dominated by the restored "temple... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Although it is usually described as a temple archaeologists have recently suggested that it is, in fact, a mausoleum. This is a small site dominated by the restored "temple" complete with colonnade. It is easy to distinguish the original stones from the new but there is no jarring of colour. Elsewhere on the site is a bathroom with small mosaic.... More 

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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

It was a first place that we visited in Armenia. The weather was nice: sunny and warn. Everything around looked inimitable. Garni is one of the heathen temple in Armenia which remains whole.

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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

We went around sunset and that's highly recommended. Definitely worth the visit on a double visit with gheghard monastery.

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Karaj, Iran
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

After visiting temple . I could just sit near by and watch the beautiful nature arournd. Birds was singing and I was surprised by depth of valley around . It is really beautifull and worthy to visit

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The temple stood on the mountain top overlooking the valley. Its a historic temple with many tombs around. one must visit the place if you are in Yerevan.

Thank Zahed I
Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great Hellenistic temple in Armenia that wasn't destroyed by Christians. Must see!! The Garni gorge is beuatiful too.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Garni Temple is neat and the view from the site is phenomenal. Strangely they play music on site, which the day we visited was Celine Dion. Weirdly, that did not ruin the experience, though it was odd. Go visit the original Roman bath as well. Cool mosaic.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

All those columns! The acoustics are amazing. We were treated to a fellow tourist singing in Armenian. It was so pretty. In addition to the temple, ancient Roman style baths are on the adjacent grounds.

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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Close to get to from Yerevan. The site is in good condition. Clean. Stunning views. Great for an easy day trip outside of Yerevan

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Surronded by amazing scenery and wonderful mountain formations...garni temple is a must while in armenia...a well preserved temple in the heart of this city...dont miss walking down the valley to witness a miracle of nature...where you will see the weirdest rock formation on this planet...it is a must...


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