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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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Day Trip: Khor Virap,Noravank, Jermuk and Areni Winery from Yerevan
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| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

We wanted to see Ararat but that day in the morning it was foggy/smokey so Ararat was hardly visible, but newertheless we managed so see it! Just astonishing! The view of Khor Virap with Ararat in the back is indeed the best view in the...More

2  Thank Oleg G
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our first monastery we visited in Armenia was very impressive. Also because of the location, on top of a hill with a magnificent view of mount Ararat. Very worthwhile to visit.

Thank jreuring
Reviewed December 6, 2014

Khor Virap Monastery in the shadow of Mount Ararat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Khor Virap Monastery can be considered the site of origin of Christianity as Armenia’s state religion.

Thank TEREZA770
Reviewed November 29, 2014

This particular place unites two of Armenian characters; adoring Ararat which looks tremendously beautiful from this spot and Christianity which makes Armenians proud for centuries. Armenians are the first state which adopted Christianity in 301 AD thanks to the man who was imprisoned for 12...More

Thank Burag Mikael P
Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place is part of Armenian culture as it has hosted one of the great Armenian, Gregory the Illuminator. The cell he was kept in can be visited and even if you're not a religious believer, there is something you can feel when you go...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed November 26, 2014

one of my favorite places in Armenia. It attracts number of tourists who want to get to know Armenian history and culture.

Thank Inessa F
Reviewed November 24, 2014

You can actually climb down into the dungeon where Grigor the Illuminator was kept. This is the oldest, still intact structure that we saw in Armenia. It is well worth the trip south out of town.

Thank fredg1966
Reviewed November 22, 2014

yes, of course, the view to Ararat mountain is fantastic from Khor Virap, especially in a clear weather, and even better after a rain. You may stand there, on the top of the hill for hours and forget about the reality by looking at the...More

Thank Manvel A
Reviewed November 20, 2014

I went to Khor Virup in early October 2014, it was close to Yerevan and really worth to visit. First issue is the uniqe perpective and composition of the church on hillside of Ararat Mount. Second, it's historical story and the hole as a prison...More

Thank AlBernj
Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice place to visit with stunning views of the Ararat. Stop before arriving to the monastery to take pictures and once inside descend to the punishment pit now transformed into a chapel (narrow entry)

Thank Nacho_Bilbao
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Mandy C
1. I will go to Armenia in early April. Is the weather suitable to go to Khor Virap ? Is it snowing in April? 2. My legs are not really strong. I don't like climbing staircase. I feel my knees a little bit painful after climbing down staircase continuously for 10 minutes. Is it suitable for me to go there? Is there any bus from the city to this Monastery? Thanks for your advice. Mandy
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