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Ancient and modern

We found this to be a very interesting monastery complex with many ancient and modern grave stones... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Mike J
Chepstow, United Kingdom
UNESCO World heritage

Built in the 10th century by a master and his pupil, but they had some disagreement during the... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Centh L
Stockholm, Sweden
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Discovering Sanahin Discover Sanahin - one of only three UNESCO World heritage sites in Armenia - and it's not just another monastery visit. Learn about the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Alphabet and how these gave rise to some of the most...more
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We found this to be a very interesting monastery complex with many ancient and modern grave stones scattered over a large area. Well worth visiting if in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike J
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Armenia is a beautiful country with much rolling hills. Many great old churches and monasteries. Very inexpensive country. Worth the trip

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ron C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Built in the 10th century by a master and his pupil, but they had some disagreement during the building so his pupil strted to build Haghbat not far away.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Centh L
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This was founded in 10th century in Sanahin village of Lori province The two villages Sanahin and Haghpat are similar with each monastery too,separated by Debed River like two plates in earth. Also listed in UNESCO world heritage site (with Chapels,Medieval study halls,very old grave...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went there with my girlfriend and kid of 5 years old and I just loved it the road the view and just everything was great. Free of entrance and lovely people around. Highly recommend for everyone

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mrpersepolis
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Definitely worth stopping by (that said if you drive up there there is no chance you don't stop after the horrendous drive). Not our favorite as very touristy with large tour buses , people selling whatever they can and bothering you during the visit. Because...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mylene_Laurent
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Visited on a day trip with car and driver in the Debed canyon. This place seems to compete with Haghpat to be the prize jewel of the region. I preferred the ambiance in Haghpat myself, but Sanahin was bigger and seemed to be visited by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Justin W
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice Monastery to visit, like many others in Armenia. Bell tower and cemetery especially intriguing. Difficult to get to, however, but worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank xcheck28
Reviewed May 28, 2018

These monasterys are very special and world heritage listed. Wonderful inside and out. The light streaming through the windows into the interior is spectacular for photos. Such an old building but preserved wonderfully well. Must see

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 907rayg
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Out of the 2 monasteries, I preferred Haghpat, but Sanahin was still well worthy of an explore. Some parts well preserved and the surrounding cemetery is also rather interesting with some spectacular views.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank IanG1967
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