Hayravank Monastery, Hayravank

4.7
#3 of 15 in Things to do in Gegharkunik Province
Checkered stone vaults and exquisite carvings define Hayravank Monastery, a small, compact stone monastery perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Sevan. Built in the 9th to 12th centuries on one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world, the site features a church with quatrefoil cruciform made of red and gray tuff stone. It also showcases typical steles with carved crosses scattered in the cemetery around the church. After 250 steps to the top, you will be perched above the noisy Sevan beach with a stunning view. A Bronze Age archeological site sits behind the church. While here sample ishkan, a Sevan trout endemic to the lake. For Hayravank Monastery and beyond, use our Hayravank holiday planning tool to get the most from your Hayravank vacation.
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  • Mentally and impressively. little crowded and beautiful. Sevan is great. On a windy day will not be comfortable.
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  • This tuff monastery, deserves to be seen for the originality of the building material and for the view of Lake Sevan.
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