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Address: Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in...

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province


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Nice views all around. It wasn't very crowded. Tip- wait to take pictures the crowd will move off and you can get nice empty shots

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice views all around. It wasn't very crowded. Tip- wait to take pictures the crowd will move off and you can get nice empty shots

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some call it a temple, others a tomb. Spectacular to see and the only standing Roman temple in Armenia and indeed the former Soviet Union. It is entirely reconstructed though as it collapsed in the 1679 earthquake. Well worth coming to see. One of the top sites in the country.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a tour. The temple itself is located 1 hour-ish from Yerevan. It is actually not that far but due to the challenging nature of the road and infrastructure quality, the trip needs more time. The temple itself is located deep inside the village, in a complex with the remains of the palace and baths. It is beautiful,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but beautiful temple in the middle of Armenian mountains! I would recommend to take a guide because you will appreciate so much more! Our Armenian guide has been very good for 30 minutes. I would recommend to visit this site together with the Monastery of Ghegard and a walk in the amazing Garni Gorge!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this glorious monument...such a rich history Armenia has....a must visit! Garni temple is an ancient pagan temple. Lovely Greco roman architecture. It was a cloudy, cold day when we visited...but added to the whole experience!!

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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a car with me and decided at the last minute to head to the Garni Temple from Yerevan. It was not on my list previously, but I'm glad I did. There were only a few people visiting and the views of the surrounding area were just wonderful. As I understand it, the temple itself was constructed for the... More 

1 Thank Doug H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Temple of Garni is one of the must visit places in Armenia, it's really beautiful temple surrounded by gorges, beautiful nature, fresh air, it's the only pre-Christian temple in Armenia

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a few hours away from Yerevan, this pagan/Hellenistic "Parthenon" monument is quite the secret of Armenia. With so many churches in the country, it is interesting to see this type of building and its surrounding areas such as the gorge. There is also a bath house.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only places worth ti visit in yerevan, it is smaller than picture that you see, but it is nice and nice view of mountain

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is really old and it's really good to see. I went during the winter and i love the snowy part of it scattered around the garni temple. When you go up to the garni temple itself there is nothing much. But if you go around it from the outside, you will see the mountain views which is really... More 

Thank Queenie M

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