Hayravank Monastery, Hayravank

Must see · Beach · Hidden Gem · Beach / Pool Club
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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  • This monastery is much nicer than Sevenavank. Almost no others when we were there and almost as good views.  more »
  • This monastery is 9th to 12th century period which is very old by history itself. Located in Hayravank village near by on the south west shores of Lake Seven with amazing view from the comlex. Just...  more »

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