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“Beautiful, historic & cultural Church in Iran”
Review of Qareh Kelissa

Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Maku
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Wow, such a beautiful old church. Historically this is the Monastery of St. Thaddeus (AKA Jude, one of Jesus Christ's 12 disciples). Iran's cultural heritage is working on fixing this historic church since its now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its used for three days out of the year in July. Beautiful stone carvings, courtyard, and nice views.

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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Qareh Kelissa means "black church" and the original has black stone. This ancient monastery has links back to Jude the Apostle, and leaves a very deep impression. Armenian Christians visit in July each year for a special service. The site is very isolated, but worth the journey if you are in West Azerbaijan Province.

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