Kecharis Monastery, Tsakhkadzor

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Pay a visit to Kecharis Monastery, a church complex built between the 11th and 13th century and nestled in the picturesque Armenian highlands. Founded by an Armenian prince of the Pahlavuni dynasty--buried in a small chapel on the premises--the medieval compound includes three churches and a series of chapels, well-restored after a damaging earthquake in 1927. Explore the modest, austere monastic complex dotted with numerous old tombstones, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and admire the ornate memorial stone slabs, or "khachkars." Put Kecharis Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tsakhkadzor online journey planner .
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  • Kekcharis is a very beautiful, atmospheric, spiritual place. The most important attraction is Tsakhkadzor.
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  • I would not travel to the town to visit this site, but the Monastery is worth a visit if in the area for people interested in history. After visiting so many on our trip, this one was just another sit...  more »
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  • What a feeling when being there. What amazing architecture and history and sense of belonging
  • Very nice view and different place
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