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Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan

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Admire exquisite stone carvings at Haghartsin Monastery, an architectural ensemble featuring three masterful stone churches surrounded by a thick forest. One of Armenia's most visited monasteries, this compact architectural complex built from the 10th to the 14th century includes St. Stepanos Church, St. Gregory Church, and Holy Mother of God Church, whose sixteen-faced dome has elaborately decorated arches. Ornamental highlights include a chandelier and icons, one of which depicts an Asiatic Virgin Mary and Jesus in an attempt to spare them from Mongol destruction. Visit the royal sepulcher and the vaulted refectory (built in 1248 and still in use) to round out your experience of the medieval complex. Put Haghartsin Monastery into our Dilijan journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dilijan.
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  • Beautiful monastery, I really enjoyed it, there is a great photo opportunity from outside to go on top of a little bridge made by some rocks, be careful and then you get a photo of yourself with the.....  more
    Beautiful monastery, I really enjoyed it, there is a great photo opportunity from outside to go on top of a little bridge made by some rocks, be careful and then you get a photo of yourself with the.....  more »
  • We had wedding here, and it was amazing. The place is very friendly for tourists. It's a big complex of ancient churches. These are actually the prototypes of the first Christian churches ever 
    We had wedding here, and it was amazing. The place is very friendly for tourists. It's a big complex of ancient churches. These are actually the prototypes of the first Christian churches ever  more »
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  • Overall Armenia 🇦🇲 is a small but beautiful country. I lived there for two weeks and visited many places around the capital but I must say this Monastery complex is absolutely fabulous . It is in the middle of the mountains and covered with dense forest. During the summer time this place is quite crowded and people come here for doing picnic 🧺 I would love visiting this place again.
  • Amazing scenery. The monasteries stand in the higher region of the mountains. Note that it can get crazy cold up there as the elevation is very high. I visited the area in September and it was close to 7-8 Celcius degrees with rain and foggy conditions. Don’t forget to go on the left for a small balcony (as you’re leaving the complex)

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