Hayravank Monastery, Hayravank

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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. 
    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... 
    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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  • The church at Hayravank was built during the late 9th century. It is a quatrefoil cruciform central-plan structure with four semi-circular apses that intersect to create squinches for the octagonal drum and conical dome to stand above. A small chapel was added in the 10th century, accessed from the southeastern corner of the church. A single portal leads into the church from the gavit, it is believed that this entry was added between the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • Hayravank is a 9th to 12th century Armenian monastery located just northeast of the village of Hayravank along the southwest shores of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The monastic complex consists of a church, chapel, and gavit.

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