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Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

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Full-day Haghpat and Sanahin Monasteries Tour from Yerevan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As in other old Armenian monasteries in Haghpat you can feel the spirit of old times. The monastery is monumental, there are no colored frescos [destroyed in the past], but it has magnificent vaults, columns and intricately carved crosses and other ornaments.

Thank marekp59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A range of architectual styles these monestries were built by a famous architect also responsible for the restoration of the Agia Sophia in Constantinople Vaulting ceilings and intricate frescos make these two sights particularly rare.

Thank Lucinda P
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Please come to Aghpat to observe a rare phenomenon in Armenia: frescoes inside a church. They are a bit faded but impressive. And please buy a piece of knitting wear from the old grandmothers who are located next to the entrance gate. Their handmade socks...More

Thank rgrol
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Haghpat is at a remote and beautiful site on Caucasus mountain.The 10th century monastery is a terrific example of Armenian church. A worhseeing UNESCO protected monument.Sanahin complex is bigger with solid architectural value. The travel to the Monasteries is a small Caucasus safari but certainly...More

Thank Pantelis_Rhodes
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The now defunct Sanahin was our first stop which ended up being a great introduction to the dozen more Armenian monasteries/churches we would visit. We would soon become familiar with the floors covered with ancient graves, cross stone decorations, and the high altar. Sanahin did...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Haghpat Monastery was built second half of the 10th century halfway a hillside. There are several structures on the site, the largest being the Cathedral (largest church), Several very well preserved kashkar's from the 11th and 13th century are here to be admired. Beware, a...More

Thank cw f
Reviewed 19 June 2017

While Sanahin is accessible through a minibus, you will need to hitch hike or take a taxi to visit Haghpat. And it is definitely worth it. Allow yourself 1h in each site to fully enjoy its atmosphere. it might be crowded if you go in...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love these two sister monasteries, the history, the location, the architecture, the way the light enters the religious buildings and how it reflects in the ancient stone. Absolutely amazing. Super recommended

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We came from Georgia and entered Armenia at the Sadakhlo checkpoint. These medieval monasteries are in the northern region of Armenia and well worth a stopover on the way to Yerevan. Both are on the World Heritage list. Sanahin is older than Haghpat but the...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Slightly off the beaten track, Sanahin (in particular) and Haghpat are very impressive. If you catch the rays of light penetrating the churches at the right angle, the experience is magical.

Thank Alexander P
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Response from JohnGuidon | Reviewed this property |
Hello, myself and two friends did that trip from Tbilisi. Our trip picked us up from our Airbnb in Tbilisi and we drove to Haghpat and one other monastery and then on to Sevan Lake. We used Tkemali Tour and their trip called... More
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