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Monastery of Sanahin

Alaverdi, Armenia
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“sun rays” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Alaverdi, Armenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit as this monastery is in great position above the spectacular Debed Gorge. We had an excellent free, English speaking guide and there was not even an entrance fee. A fascinating and long history was all explained so clearly and illustrated by...More

Thank ah551
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmospheric 1000 year old monastery to explore. Terrific setting and very peaceful surrounds. We walked there from Alaverdi and then on towards Haghpat, strenuous, but rewarding walk. What a marvellous area to explore.

Thank IanG1967
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I applied one day tour to Armenia via Envoy tours to visit here. No information or expectation for the monasteries. But once getting into the complex, the beautiful scene rushed into my eyes. There were few people around, no noise. Just sit on the bench...More

Thank gugongee
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I loved these old monasteries. Amazing that they are about a 1000 years old. You can see why they are classified with UNESCO as world heritage sites. Also such an amazing view of the countryside from here.

Thank TheTravelPirate
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

These monasteries which are classified as a World Heritage Site were built in the 10th-13th centuries. They are a testament to Armenia's rich and ancient spiritual history and are well worth a visit.

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries were built in the 10 century and are part of an unesco world heritage site. Certainly they belong to the most elaborated Armenian monasteries. I personally liked Haghpat a bit more for its atmosphere. Go there at sun set, nobody there...More

Thank Geghard
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Ideal visiting time is before lunch time or at late afternoon. Before visiting is more than better read something about these places in one of many tourist guide book. Free parking place is avalaible close to both monastery.

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

As in other old Armenian monasteries in Haghpat you can feel the spirit of old times. The monastery is monumental, there are no colored frescos [destroyed in the past], but it has magnificent vaults, columns and intricately carved crosses and other ornaments.

Thank marekp59
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

A range of architectual styles these monestries were built by a famous architect also responsible for the restoration of the Agia Sophia in Constantinople Vaulting ceilings and intricate frescos make these two sights particularly rare.

Thank Lucinda P
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Please come to Aghpat to observe a rare phenomenon in Armenia: frescoes inside a church. They are a bit faded but impressive. And please buy a piece of knitting wear from the old grandmothers who are located next to the entrance gate. Their handmade socks...More

Thank rgrol
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Response from JohnGuidon | Reviewed this property |
Hello, myself and two friends did that trip from Tbilisi. Our trip picked us up from our Airbnb in Tbilisi and we drove to Haghpat and one other monastery and then on to Sevan Lake. We used Tkemali Tour and their trip called... More
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