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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  • Haghartsin Monastery was born without half an hour, and the monastery was completely hidden in a verdant valley, made up of three churches built from the 11th to the 13th, the building of the Medi-Minnie building. In addition to the church, the dining hall is also a noteworthy place, I entered the canteen suddenly had a sense of what seemed to be the same, the wooden table immediately reminded me of the scene of Harry Potter's Hogwarts. After reading the inside, you must also go to the back to see, in addition to being able to enjoy the mountain forest scenery, you will find a dead tree, say you are here, and can pass through the broken, your hope will come true. I came to the time a lot of passengers in the row through this break, this is also very large, general body can also easily wear, but the passengers still not also through many times, I believe that playing means more than hope to come true.
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  • The monastery is nice but nothing special. The drive and surrounding scenery is very nice. We went in the fall and trees were in full color. There were colorful leaves all over the road and hills with...  more »
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  • Perfect historical place I've ever seen ))) Interesting Church complex ))
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