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  • anil g
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates50 contributions
    this was one of the best tour we have done in armania .the guide was helpfull and the entrance ticket is AMD 1400 .Michaelle our driver helped us to describe the place with google translation .be prepare to walk a lot .place is photogenic
    Written June 29, 2021
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  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, UK2,013 contributions
    Like others have said, this place is stunning. We had hired a car, so drove up here and parked in the car park which is very close to the monastery.

    The monastery itself is beautiful, but the setting around it, with the hills and the deep gorge make it truly stunning. It wasn't too busy with tourists when we were there and there was in fact a wedding taking place. Phillip8789 said he wasn't able to go inside when they visited, but luckily the service had finished, so we were able to still wander around.

    For me, the inside wasn't as amazing as the outside, but was still also worth a look. Just have a wander around the whole complex and enjoy the scenery.
    Written November 17, 2019
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia8,810 contributions
    Traveling around Armenia by car, we specially stopped in the city of Ashtarak to see its main attraction - one of the oldest surviving Armenian churches - Karmravor. Translated from Armenian - "reddish". It is believed that the name originated from the color of the tiles. It was founded in the 7th century by the priests Grigor and Manas. The church is small, cruciform with carved cornices, an octagonal drum, and the only one with an old tiled roof. According to an old legend, three sisters living in Ashtarak fell in love with a young man named Sarkis. The older two sisters decide to die, sacrificing themselves for the younger. One of them put on an apricot-colored dress, the other red, and rushed into the gorge. Learning about this, the younger sister, wearing a white dress, also rushed into the gorge, and Sarkis became a hermit out of grief. And on the edge of the cliff, three churches appeared - Spitakavor (whitish), Karmravor (reddish) and Tsiranavor (apricot).
    Written September 10, 2020
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  • Arman
    Yerevan, Armenia173 contributions
    Byuakan observatory located on the slope of mount Aragats, in the village Byrakan. That is huge complex from soviet era.
    Written December 16, 2018
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  • Ashot81
    Yerevan, Armenia506 contributions
    Very nice cathedral in Talin. Built in 7-th century. Now it is mostly ruined, but still is very nice. Especially during summer there will be green grass in the cathedral which gives the place more beauty,
    Written January 4, 2017
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  • Nicolas
    Kasakh, Armenia3 contributions
    Very nice church in Armenia, the architecture is unique, old and very beautiful. There are a lots nice sculpture and status on ground outsize of the church are very exceptional.
    Written January 8, 2021
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  • Zuevy
    Moscow, Russia1,387 contributions
    Scattered across the rocky plain are images of the letters of the Armenian alphabet. Here you can immediately assess their complexity, multiplicity and dissimilarity from everything else. It is impossible to find your letter without the help of a local resident
    Written September 23, 2019
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  • Zuevy
    Moscow, Russia1,387 contributions
    It is beautifully located just above a large gorge. Well preserved for his age. Inside it looks dignified and majestic, though a little gloomy. The medieval spirit perfectly continues to live here today. It's not easy to get there, but the monastery is worth it.
    Written September 23, 2019
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  • taqqie
    Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
    Lovely ancient bridge, which is easily overlooked. You have to descend deep down from the village over a horrible road (the last few 100m's) but once there it feels like an oasis. Definitely worth th 10 min detour!
    Written December 5, 2018
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  • Arty Om
    Yerevan, Armenia56 contributions
    The Kasagh Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Armenia and one of the few remaining basilicas in the country. A little off the main road passing through the city of Aparan. To get here, you can take a bus to Aparan from Kilikia bus station in Yerevan. Free entrance. Accessible all year.
    Written May 27, 2017
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  • Lilith D
    Yerevan, Armenia18 contributions
    You travel through the history in this castle, u have many questions but less answers but anyway you are satisfy with all those unclearness. There is a version that it was a long tunnel which connected this castle with Ani, one of Western Armenian's cities, which is now in the territory of Turkey. But this version needs proof. It's a wonderful place...
    Written January 18, 2017
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  • cw f
    Brasschaat, Belgium187 contributions
    Also called the Church of Amberd, it was built begining of the 11th century on a promontory on the slpes of Mount Aragats. It is located next to the Amberd Fortress in an altitude of 2300 m ASL. The exterior is simply decorated with some cross relief designs carved into the walls. Inside remain some kachkar's.
    The place is very often visited.
    Written June 23, 2017
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  • francien2015
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,018 contributions
    We visited the Mastara church with our rental car and arrived there alone. Somehow the Armeninan churches are always located on beautiful spots. I saw a paradise birds passing by and we could enter the buildings. The visit humbled us.. A building from 900 AD made for Princes is just spectacular...
    Written August 27, 2018
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  • Aram K
    Yerevan, Armenia934 contributions
    This non operating church is one of the oldest churches in Armenia. It was partly destroyed by earthquakes and never been restored, so not operating today.
    Written March 12, 2017
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  • Mylene_Laurent
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates269 contributions
    We went there on a monday morning and it was mass time so we did not go inside, but this quaint little church is worth stopping by on your way to discover the other monasteries of the Khazak's gorge.
    Beautiful settin gin a lush and quiet garden.
    Written August 18, 2018
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