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| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on the third day of trip to Armenia. It was so cold and the altitude of the monastery accentuated the chill into our body. There is a minor accent to be made on to the monastery with few shops selling dry fruits in front....More

Thank Lonelytravellerdxb
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

One of the best pictures we took from our Armenian trip was in Khor Virap. The inmensity of Mt. Ararat against the monastery shape is worth the short drive from Armenia's capital city.

3  Thank Kiu K
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Amazing historical place for family trip. It's must attend place if you are in Armenia,the first christian country.

Thank Gor K
Reviewed November 26, 2017

One of the most sacred pilgrimage place in Armenia located in the Ararat plain near to Turkish border Khor virap means deep pit where Saint Gregory the illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years . He was a religious leader who converted Armenians to Christianity from...More

Thank Qhurshida H
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Khor Virap was one of my favorite stops while in Armenia. This was even with Mt. Ararat fairly clouded over and hard to see. On a clear day would be even more impressive. I really like this monastery, especially unique was the prison cell below...More

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed November 16, 2017

I love the history of Armenia. So much of the history starts with Grigor the Illuminator, who is thought to have been imprisoned here. One can actually go down into the "dungeon" and it is hard to imagine living there. The view of this walled...More

Thank ruth w
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Set near the base of Mt. Ararat, across the border in Turkey, the monastery is located 20 miles south of Yeveran. It is raised on a hill above the verdant plain of the River Arak. Purportedly the site where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned,...More

Thank David S
Reviewed November 5, 2017

It is here that Gregory the Illuminator is thought to have been imprisoned with early Christian preachers. The monastery has been reconstructed and enhanced over time. Mt. Ararat is a beautiful backdrop.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed October 9, 2017

As much as the taxi drivers will tell you insisting that you need a taxi to go there charging you up to 20 euros, you can go easily by yourself spending a couple of euros. Just follow my instructions: Get the only underground/metro/subway line to...More

1  Thank Bario D
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Little far from Yerevan city. But it was good at the end. Would love see in winters with snow

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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