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Noravank Monastery, Areni

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Marvel at masterpieces of ancient Armenian stonemasonry at Noravank Monastery, an architectural ensemble set in the Amaghu River Gorge. Surrounded by dramatic red cliffs, this stone complex boasts the 14th-century double-decker Surb Astvatsatsin Church (Holy Mother of God), as well as Surb Karapet (St. John The Baptist), built in 1216-1227 while Latin crusaders held Constantinople. Both churches feature characteristic bell tower drums and conical roofs. Explore the complex further to discover a number of intriguing khachkars and important cave complexes. Plan trip to Areni with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Enjoyed my visit to the site. Made good use of an English peaking guide from the museum that is on site. The history and design were explained well so I gained a better understanding of the...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful monasteries I visited in my Armenia trip, it is in the south so the weather was good, sunny and warm. Great for pictures, make sure to go a little up on the rocks to take a.....  more »
  • I was a tourist and all the spots were really very nice. Very nice and friendly peoples. Highly recommend travel destination.
  • Beautiful. A must visit if you're in Armenia. Weather is also very pleasant. People in Armenia are very kind.

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