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Off H-35 & M-6, Odzun, Alaverdi, Armenia
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

In the end one of our favorite stops (we also slept in the village close by the church), the church has been completely refurbished in 2017 so it is a great place to visit. The local kids play on the ground and parents discuss on...More

Thank Mylene_Laurent
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The church is the centre of a settlement that has grown up on an immense plateau above the Debed river . The oldest part of the building dates from the 5th century . It's great feature externally is the pillared arcade on the south side...More

Thank ALISON H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Visited it on a day trip through the canyon. The church is in good condition and sits up on a grassy plateau, but the drive up was more interesting than the church IMO.

Thank Justin W
Reviewed July 2, 2018

An incredible place, up on a plateau, where may centuries of Christians history can be found. Don not miss the details on the columns .

Thank RitaKalindjian
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This Church is unusual in that it has an out wall and then the walls of the church proper. Pretty inside and the grounds are interesting. Nice photographic opportunities inside and outside of the church.

Thank Ray G
Reviewed March 18, 2018

When I travelled with my cousin and his family through Armenia towards Haghpat, we passed the church in Odzun. It is an interesting building that seems to have double walls which function I am not clear about. Coincidentally, when we arrived, the blessing of the...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Perched above the Dzoraget Valley, this church dates from the C5th. Under the central cupola there are interesting carved reliefs and murals.

Thank David S
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Road and the landscape is much more attractive like the church itself. Church is still under reconstruction, but accessible to the tourist. Very interesting is mainly color of stone from which the church is built.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Stunning building and better as we had a tour guide with us. Fourth and fifth century history. You need comfortable walking shoes and plenty of energy to get round

Thank annemartin6361
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place! But just a church, combined with a hike, it's perfect! The surrounding nature is one of a kind! Check out Alaverdi Guides for affordable tours by locals! They helped me a lot when I visited.

Thank Isabelle W
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