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Khor Virap

| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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1-Day Small Group Tour: Yerevan, Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Wine Factory
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Half Day Trip to Khor Virap Monastery from Yerevan
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Day Trip: Khor Virap,Noravank, Jermuk and Areni Winery from Yerevan
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  • Average3%
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2 days ago
“A good place for day trip from yerevan!”
1 week ago
“Amazing historical significance”
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| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I went to the khor virap by using a taxi. We manage to bargain and get the whole taxi for about 8000dram for 4 people. From yerevan, it took a bout 30 minutes to the destination. When we were there, it is...More

Thank anuaramli
Reviewed 1 week ago

The religious, cultural, and political significance of the Khor Virap makes it a must see gem of Armenia. The views of Ararat on good days are breathtaking. The border with Turkey is a stone's throw and the mountains of Azerbaijan and Iran are also visible...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery represents an incredible story how Christianity begins in Armenia. The ancient church is dark and cool, as you would expect, so you can easily imagine how first christians lived here. You can see beautiful view of Ararat mountain and fields around. Spend some...More

1  Thank Alexandra0000000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site itself is beautiful. The monastery is well preserved and is stunning with nice views of Ararat. However there were Russian tour groups with selfie sticks polluting the area. Such a site should be enjoyed in peace. While the church was nice, it was...More

1  Thank artrat
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The view of Ararat hills from here is superb!! Could spend a good few hours and relax!! If you are in Armenia then its a must visit!

Thank ManishAnu
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The week prior I had visited the incredible Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia. It was just as spectacular. Of course, the main draw for this area is Mount Ararat. And when you couple that famous mountain with a first century monastery, the experience is extraordinary....More

2  Thank Doug H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

An early morning departure from Yerevan made it worth all the while. The Khor Virap monastery had only a few visitors. And the major peak of Ararat was well visible. If you want to get nice photos, stop on the way to the monastery to...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I was lucky enough to visit the monastery on a clear day so got to see the stunning view of mount Ararat, truly breath taking.. The Monastery itself is in very good condition so lots to look at and learn about, but the views steal...More

1  Thank GrahameHportsmouth
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were traveling Yerevan to Goris and on the way we decided to visit this wonderful church. The best view on mount Ararat opens from there. It's mind blowing. The church itself is very old and represents the ancient Armenian culture and architecture. There was...More

1  Thank annasokratovna
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Legends say that Noah (from the great flood in the bible) parked his ship on the Mount Ararat and planted in abundance grapes, apricots, etc. In Khor Virap, you will see a nice view of Mount Ararat. It was breath taking. Before going up the...More

1  Thank Lhie I
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Mandy C
1. I will go to Armenia in early April. Is the weather suitable to go to Khor Virap ? Is it snowing in April? 2. My legs are not really strong. I don't like climbing staircase. I feel my knees a little bit painful after climbing down staircase continuously for 10 minutes. Is it suitable for me to go there? Is there any bus from the city to this Monastery? Thanks for your advice. Mandy
24 January 2015|
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Response from Manvel A | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mandy, It is not snowing in April, it is a perfect spring time there. maybe it will rain, but not snow. There is a steep staircase to reach the monastery, but there is also a driveway. VisitArm tour agency offers... More