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1-Day Small Group Tour: Yerevan, Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Wine Factory
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Half Day Trip to Khor Virap Monastery from Yerevan
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Yerevan Day Trip to Khor Virap, Noravank, Jermuk, Areni
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| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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Reviewed yesterday

For those who don't know, Armenia is the first Christian nation. And Khor Virap, is a landmark of a very interesting story related to that fact, which took place around 1700 years ago. So make sure you go there with a local tour guide in...More

Thank garogarabed12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under the shadow of the magnificent mount Ararat, this monastery has a very interesting story about the founder of Armenian church. You can step down the stairs where he was supposed to be in jail for 13 years: wet, smelly and suffocating.

Thank MirkoSpino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best trips out of Yerevan goes to the former monastery of Khor Virap, a drive of about 45 minutes one way. The main reason are for once not the ecclesiastical architecture, but the spectacular location close to Mt.Ararat and some important historical...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Khor Virap is worth a small detour on your way from Yerevan to the south. The church and monastery are interesting for a visit of about an hour or so, and the views over Mt. Ararat are magnificent! The complex is located near the (closed)...More

Thank rgrol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I was exploring the place online, I had some doubts that it is too small and simple. However, the views here are really amazing. The monastery in fact is a whole ancient city with its own history. If you want unusual experience, you should...More

Thank Светлана А
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a tour with a local guide service and went to Khor Virap and some other locations. Interesting historic site with spectacular views . Very well preserved with a few interesting features (especially the dungeon under the monastery).

Thank worldwandererAtlanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right by the Turkish-Armenian border (you can see it on a clear day) and with Mount Ararat (Noah’s Ark supposedly stopped here) as the back drop, Khor Virap has it all. Scenery, all sorts of stories about its past, it is still much in use...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery is important in Armenian Christianity, but if you've seen a bunch already, it's none too special. The view of Mt. Ararat is the main reason to go there.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Khor Virap is a nice Monastery with plenty of history for Armenians.What is interesting for a tourist is the spectacular view of mount Ararat from there. In a close distant from Yerevan it worths your visit.

Thank Pantelis_Rhodes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place for half a day tour - close to Yerevan with a spectacular view over the valley to Mount Ararat. Dont miss buying the fruits on a road side - cheap, ripe and tasty.

Thank Atis Z
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Mandy C
January 24, 2015|
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Response from Manvel A | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mandy, It is not snowing in April, it is a perfect spring time there. maybe it will rain, but not snow. There is a steep staircase to reach the monastery, but there is also a driveway. VisitArm tour agency offers... More