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Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

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HAGHPAT MONASTERY

Haghpat Monastery, is a medieval monastery complex in Haghpat, Armenia. The monastery was founded by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III, probably in 976... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haghpat Monastery, is a medieval monastery complex in Haghpat, Armenia. The monastery 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. The location of Haghpat Monastery was chosen so that it overlooks the Debed River in northern Armenia's Lori region. It was built,... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit this place make sure to take a guided tour, you will learn lots of interesting facts about this place!

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These 2 monasteries are among the oldest in the Christian world. Armenia claims to be the first sovereign state to accept Christendom. This history makes these 2 sites to be very unique and meaningful monasteries

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to Haghpat on a day trip from Tbilisi, Georgia and it was well worth it. The views are breathtaking and there was a bathroom which was nice after several long hours in the car. Highly recommend stopping by if you're in the area

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Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Haghpat Monastery, also known asHaghpatavank . The monastery 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. The location of Haghpat Monastery was chosen so that it overlooks the Debed River in northern Armenia's Lori region. It was built, not on a peak, but halfway up a hillside on... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Haghpat is a medivieval monastery complex up in the mountains with a beautiful view. In comparison to other places, there have been few tourists which is certainly an advantage. The monatery is UNESCO World Heritage. You should take your time in ordner to see all the small details and if possible, book a tour because there are so many interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I liked the monasteries but I even liked more the environment where they are located. The landscape on Caucasian mountains is very fascinating. The monasteries themselves are both really interesting and there is a lot to see inside but also in the area near the monasteries.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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

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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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