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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  • Nice 11-13th century monastery worth visiting if in town. Can be done in less than half hour. Great example of Armenian history in a very convenient location.  more »
  • Very special and historical place to pray, to feel the power of God and the strength of Armenian Apostolic church in Armenia, the first country in the World officially adopted Christianity...  more »
  • 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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