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Haghpat was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III, probably in 976 The nearby monastery at Sanahin was built around the same time

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haghpat was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III, probably in 976 The nearby monastery at Sanahin was built around the same time

Thank Elen A
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Located up in the mountains, Sanahin is one of the most attractive monasteries in Armenia. The old graves, wooden door, art design, the open curving, all making this monastery to be a unique than others. Not to forget the wonderful views you can have from this place. Don’t miss Sanahin if you have a chance. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I took a day trip from Georgia to see Sanahin, Haghpat and Akhtala and I have to say Armenian monasteries are much more beautiful and interesting than those in Georgia although those are wonderful too. My favorite was Sanahin as it was just stunning and there was no one there whereas Hahpat is runover with tourists and yet I find... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

One of the most beautiful old monastries ive ever seen...the location is amazing...on top of mountains...the drive to get there was not that bad...the history in such area is breathtaking...a Unesco world heritage site...dont miss the chance of going inside and admire the beauty and the histroy within these walls

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This pearl of a monastery, perched on the lip of the Debed Canyon, has Unesco World Heritage status. This place has atmosphere and architectural splendour in abundance and the views around the canyon alone are worth the trip. Haghpat was a very famous spiritual and cultural center from the 10th to the 13th centuries. Its windows have been built in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Both of these Monasteries are outstanding works of medieval Armenian architecture and are part of UNESCO.The architectural details and decoration of the monuments belong to the same epoch. In addition, they are exactly alike in some cases. This makes the "experts" presume that they were created by craftsmen of the same school.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Haghpat Monastery, also known as Haghpatavank, is a medieval Armenian monastery complex in Haghpat, Armenia. The monastery was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III, probably in 976. Sanahin Monastery is an Armenian monastery founded in the 10th century in the Lori Province of Armenia. The Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin are Unesco world Heritage sites.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Very beloved place One of the ancient monastries in Armenia it was built by armenian Queen if i am not wrong in 10 th century It is near the border of Georgia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As a daytrip from Tbilisi these are interesting to see. It would seem too far from Yerevan to do as a daytrip. I particularly liked the beautiful bell tower of Haghpat and the pleasant valley and moutain views from that side of the complex. There is also a rare Armenian cross in one back passageway, exceptional because it was carved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Just in this spot you'll find centuries of Armenian and Georgian history, with a good guide. It's very much off the beaten track, like so many gems in and around Yerevan and Armenia.

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