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Beautiful and Spiritual place!

A beautiful, Spiritual and peaceful place with stunning views of the Kasagh gorge; combine it with... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
John N
London, United Kingdom
Stunning views on the Kazakh Gorge

Beautiful church / monastery. The setting is peaceful, the building itself is in great condition... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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14 Sep 2018
“Beautiful and Spiritual place!”
18 Aug 2018
“Stunning views on the Kazakh Gorge”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ohanavan, Armenia
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

A beautiful, Spiritual and peaceful place with stunning views of the Kasagh gorge; combine it with a visit to the nearby Saghmosavank monastery!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Beautiful church / monastery. The setting is peaceful, the building itself is in great condition with a beautiful gavit. The scenery around the church is really great with stunning views of the Kazakh's Gorge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mylene_Laurent
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This monastery and it sister one in the gorge are absolutely worth de visit, lovely location, great views and amazing architecture. A must

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is my second visit to Hovhannavank and my second review. Out of the many, many monasteries in Armenia, this is one of my favorite. The way it looms over the canyon is magnificent. The monastery was refurbished some time in the last 5-10 years...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This is probably my favorite in Armenia. The view of Mt. Ararat and the little canyon covered in snow is stunning! I would suggest everyone to not just marvel at the monastery but walk past it, you'll see more scenic view. I heard it's a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank soliloquyOfAGypsy
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Hovhannavank is an medieval monastery located in the village of Ohanavan in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The monastery stands on the edge of the Kasagh River canyon, and its territory is adjacent to the village of Ohanavan. The deep gorge is carved by the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Elen A
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This is an old Armenian Monastery, which stands right on a big and beautiful Canyon of Kasakh river. You have a nice view from this place. Also it is very close to Yerevan and not that popular among tourists. Here you can enjoy the beauty...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Ashot81
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Despite being just a short drive from Yerevan, Hovhannavank Monastery is not a very well known site. The monastery stands precariously on the edge of the Kasagh River canyon in the community of Ohanavan. The oldest part of the monastery is from the 4th century,...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank patrickmeyer
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