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Akhtala Monastery, Akhtala

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Lori Province
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Admire exquisite frescoes depicting scenes from life the of the Holy Mother of God at Akhtala Monastery, a 10th-century fortified Armenian monastery perched on a hilltop by the north bank of the Debed River. Currently inactive and partially ruined on the outside, the monastery complex features some intricate stone carvings and elaborately designed facades, with giant crosses decorating the walls of the well-preserved Holy Mother of God Church. The complex stands out as a true masterpiece of Armenian stonemasonry, with some of the best-preserved murals in the country. You can take a guided tour around the site in one of three languages. Take a look at our Akhtala planner to schedule your visit to Akhtala Monastery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Particularly loved the murals in this beautiful monastery. Again, not many people and the tour guide Samuel from Hyur Service was fantastic with detailed English explanations. 
    Particularly loved the murals in this beautiful monastery. Again, not many people and the tour guide Samuel from Hyur Service was fantastic with detailed English explanations.  more »
  • This was our first of three monastery visit while on our full day trip from Tbilisi to Armenia. The grounds, the architectural design, and the stunning inside just gave us chills! So much history... 
    This was our first of three monastery visit while on our full day trip from Tbilisi to Armenia. The grounds, the architectural design, and the stunning inside just gave us chills! So much history...  more »
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  • So lovely, the location is superb, the surroundings are well maintained. And the most important thing are the frescos. They are out of this world
  • Particularly loved the murals in this beautiful monastery. Again, not many people and the tour guide Samuel from Hyur Service was fantastic with detailed English explanations.

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