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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  • One of the greatest place in Armenia. This complex was built from 9th to 13th centuries. It was Armenian first conservatory. The complex's architecture is unique. It has very interesting history. Ther...  more »
  • Hidden deep into the woods, this is a beautiful old monastery. It's very well-known, so you're not the only visitor, but its beauty and stunning location easily balance the 20 min detour form the main...  more »
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  • Perfect historical place I've ever seen ))) Interesting Church complex ))
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