Haghartsin Monastery, Dilijan

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Admire exquisite stone carvings at Haghartsin Monastery, an architectural ensemble featuring three masterful stone churches surrounded by a thick forest. One of Armenia's most visited monasteries, this compact architectural complex built from the 10th to the 14th century includes St. Stepanos Church, St. Gregory Church, and Holy Mother of God Church, whose sixteen-faced dome has elaborately decorated arches. Ornamental highlights include a chandelier and icons, one of which depicts an Asiatic Virgin Mary and Jesus in an attempt to spare them from Mongol destruction. Visit the royal sepulcher and the vaulted refectory (built in 1248 and still in use) to round out your experience of the medieval complex. Put Haghartsin Monastery into our Dilijan journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dilijan.
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Easy drive (with a driver) from Dilijan (pay the driver to wait). Several interesting small orthodox churches complemented by a small bakery. Have the Turkish coffee and a ga...  more »
  • but monastery is so so. Important as burial site for Bagrutini kings if you are into Armenian history. More significant has been the restoration funded by Catholics and Muslims. Long may such cooperat...  more »
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  • Perfect historical place I've ever seen ))) Interesting Church complex ))
  • Very very fine))
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