Noravank Monastery
Noravank Monastery
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Armenia
    I've spent 10 days cavorting all over Armenia, and in my opinion, Noravank is the absolute highlight of iconic attractions. Surrounded by dramatic brick-red cliffs, this complex of churches, chapel and khachkars stands head and shoulders above all other monasteries and churches. It is just mind-blowing beautiful and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was extremely lucky to visit during a brilliant day, with steel-blue sky, contrasting the splendid monuments against the red and blue. Perfect combination of important history and stunning nature. Allow yourself enough time, don't rush and enjoy !
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 15, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit place!
    If you want to see the carved God on the wall of the picture, which is absolutely unique in Armenia, then you should go to the Noravanq monastery. Surrounding is stunning. Churches are extremely beautiful. Armenia has rich history and there are many valuable places to visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 31, 2024
  • Hudsonmccraw
    Virginia Beach, Virginia3,897 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtakingly beautiful. Just stunning in every way.
    Out of all the monasteries I’ve seen to date in Armenia, Noravank is by the far the most beautiful. Pictures don’t even do it justice to capture the stunning beauty of the monasterial complex along with the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. There really are no words to adequately express the majestic beauty of Noravank. No should ever visit Armenia without coming to Noravank.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 20, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
If you want to see the carved God on the wall of the picture, which is absolutely unique in Armenia, then you should go to the Noravanq monastery. Surrounding is stunning. Churches are extremely beautiful.
Armenia has rich history and there are many valuable places to visit.
Written May 31, 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I've spent 10 days cavorting all over Armenia, and in my opinion, Noravank is the absolute highlight of iconic attractions. Surrounded by dramatic brick-red cliffs, this complex of churches, chapel and khachkars stands head and shoulders above all other monasteries and churches. It is just mind-blowing beautiful and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I was extremely lucky to visit during a brilliant day, with steel-blue sky, contrasting the splendid monuments against the red and blue. Perfect combination of important history and stunning nature. Allow yourself enough time, don't rush and enjoy !
Written November 16, 2023
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Hudsonmccraw
Virginia Beach, VA3,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Out of all the monasteries I’ve seen to date in Armenia, Noravank is by the far the most beautiful. Pictures don’t even do it justice to capture the stunning beauty of the monasterial complex along with the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. There really are no words to adequately express the majestic beauty of Noravank. No should ever visit Armenia without coming to Noravank.
Written June 20, 2024
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Hrach Hovhannisyan
Portland, OR19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Throughout all the different and beautiful monastery complexes in Armenia, Noravank is standing out with its very unique location. It's located in Gnishik canyon, surrounded with an amazing red rocks, which you almost can't find similar in other places in Armenia. It has something like it's own spirit... very different vibe.. especially when you are lucky enough to be there when there is no people (usually it's very busy!). Consider, that July-August is very hot there!! My favorite season is late spring..
Written March 3, 2023
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Kritsana P
Rayong, Thailand1,915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Noravank was built 13 centuries ago! The monastery stands majestically in the gorge of the river Arpa, and in the gorge, makes the view even more impressive. The exceptionally magnificent landscape surrounding the two ancient churches and the chapel attracts tourists from all over the world.

Located in the Vayots Dzor region, it’s a lovely ride through Gnishik Canyon to reach Noravank Monastery. This natural setting enhances the beauty of the monastic complex, and it also adds to the sense of seclusion and spiritual contemplation associated with monasteries. Along the driveway, you will see many caves in the canyon.
Written July 14, 2023
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les-aventureux
Yerevan, Armenia260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
My family and I visited Noravank yesterday. It's located inside huge, massive cliffs, most of which have big caves ( where 5500 years old leather shoe, oldest found in the world, was discovered ).

You pass the cliffs, and there is Noravank.... a very beautiful monastery from 13th century. The monastery includes a church and a chapel, some tombstones and khachkars, and also a small museum. I would recommend to visit the monastery in the evening, because it's very beautiful under the stars (the stars feel so close and big btw).

Overall I can say thatit was a wonderful experience and Noravank is one of the must sees in Armenia ....
Written August 4, 2014
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Planet Travel Club
Yerevan, Armenia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
The medieval monastery complex is filled with rich architectural buildings typical of the Armenians. Each detail, each part of it is- Armenia
Written April 20, 2019
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Ashlei
Fleet, UK8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
It is situated in Yekhegnadzor region. Not typically can handle lots of tourists as basic amenities are missing like toilets, baby changing rooms.
Written February 11, 2021
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Chip F
Doha, Qatar55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
We stopped here in late July as part of a day trip from Yerevan. The site contains a few different churches and a vestibule, the oldest of which dates back to around 1221. You can easily spend an hour or so touring the different buildings and enjoying the amazing view.

Like many tourist spots, it costs 100 drams to use the reasonably clean toilette facilities.
Written July 28, 2013
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Businesstrip77
London33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Couples
Stunningly beautiful- drive up the valley (don't take a tour- you'll get no time and huge groups ruin the atmosphere),stopping to take photos of a famous boulder on the way (I never found out WHY it was famous....) untilyou see the monastery appear on a crag in front of you. When we went it was shrouded in cloud, which suddenly parted and the main church was lit up by sunshine- incredible. The whole area looks like it has been designed for a film- how can something be so gorgeous in real life? The main church itself is stunning- climb the (terrifying) stairs up to the top and look at the graffiti by Soviet troops from when the church was used as an arms store by the Russian army, wander round the museum and learn about Armenian art- Khachkars and the natural pigments used in the manuscripts, and sit in the atmospheric chapels watching candles flicker over ancient carvings. Gorgeous.

If you bring boots you can walk in the valley- there is some amazing wildlife.

Food- only really the cave house at the bottom of the valley- make sure you have small change as it is stupidly cheap. The cake the woman makes is lovely, and the tea is good even though the teapot and so on look a bit makeshift.

Go here- it is amazing
Written May 28, 2012
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