Noravank Monastery, Areni

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Marvel at masterpieces of ancient Armenian stonemasonry at Noravank Monastery, an architectural ensemble set in the Amaghu River Gorge. Surrounded by dramatic red cliffs, this stone complex boasts the 14th-century double-decker Surb Astvatsatsin Church (Holy Mother of God), as well as Surb Karapet (St. John The Baptist), built in 1216-1227 while Latin crusaders held Constantinople. Both churches feature characteristic bell tower drums and conical roofs. Explore the complex further to discover a number of intriguing khachkars and important cave complexes. Plan trip to Areni with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Its a must watch arena in Armenia. The centuries-old Armenian monastery known as Noravank Monastery. It is nice to watch the natural beauty all around it.  more »
  • Located on top of a "hill", this monastery, built 7 centuries ago, is another unbelievable site, with a winding gorge located beneath it. Driving through it is a wonderful experience in itself. The.....  more »
  • Wonderful atmosphere! Sunset gives the buildings a magic glow. Climbing to the second floor of the monastery is both great fun and a boost to adrenaline (it’s actually quite scary!)
  • Noravank Monestry was amazing! We drove for 2 hours from Yerevan and it was worth it. Depending on the weather, you get to enjoy the surrounding view. We went after morning rain in the morning and it was perfect. The monastery was unique with 2 floors
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