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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  • The way to the monastery is amazing allowing one to pass through beautifully and naturally sculpted mountains to reach the masterpiece of momik. Don't miss it  more »
  • 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 »
  • I was a tourist and all the spots were really very nice. Very nice and friendly peoples. Highly recommend travel destination.
  • Beautiful. A must visit if you're in Armenia. Weather is also very pleasant. People in Armenia are very kind.
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