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The Monastery of Geghard

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Address: Geghard, Armenia
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+7 965 088-77-55
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$80.00*
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Private Day Trip from Yerevan to Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
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1-Day Tour to see Yerevan, Garni and Geghard
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Day Trip to Garni,Gegard and Lake Sevan

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Stunning monestery

Lucky enough to visit the monastery on a winters day with snow falling which made it magical. The Monastery itself is a fine example from the period, partially carved out of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lucky enough to visit the monastery on a winters day with snow falling which made it magical. The Monastery itself is a fine example from the period, partially carved out of the mountain it is preserved beautifully and looks amazing...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked my tour through Viator to Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple and requested an English speaking tour guide. I made contact with Samuel on my arrival to Yerevan, Samuel and our driver were excellent, I felt very comfortable. Samuel was a wonderful guide, he was educated and knowledgable as a tour guide for the monastery and temple and spoke... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery of Geghard is one of the amazing Unesco sites in Armenia. Some part of it is carved in rocky mountains. Just amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This was literally a breathtaking experience. You can simply be nothing bur surprised and humbled by the enormous work done by the monks there during the previous centuries. An absolute must see when visiting Armenia. This visit will take you straight back to the time of the crusades with a little bit of imagination. Fascination place to see, don't forget!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Geghard is a medieval monastery built in 1215. The meaning of monastery of the spear originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus pbuh, at the crucifixion. The spectacular towering cliffs surrounding the monastery are part of the Azat river Gorge . Don't forget to visit the pagan temple of Ganni further down the river . The speciality of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Geghard was stunning in that it had chapels carved from solid stone. It was a beautiful drive out of Yerevan with views of the Ararat's. You need a guide, there is very little information available otherwise. I was fortunate to be there with a private guide on a Sunday and was able to listen to part of the service. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We stopped at the Monastery on Geghard on a tour of the region with Hyur Service and we really appreciated having a guide to give us historical and religious information about the construction of this site and the various usages of the Monastery . Very interesting but a lot of physical efforts required !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

The Monastery is free to enter (good news) and sits in a picturesque setting within the hills in Geghard. There is plenty of parking at the foothills of the monastery. If you are disabled or have disabled people in your group, I think this will be a difficult and limited attraction to visit due to the incline and the layout... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

The monastery was located like 40 minutes away from Yerevan.It is a beautiful place with a very beautiful landscape.according to the history the place was known for the holy water and it was carve from the mountain.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting medieval Monastery located in foothills in an amazing region of high mountains

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