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Address: Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in...

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province


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Beautiful construction. This temple is unique because it was not turned into a church after Armenia accepted Christianity and kept old style. This is located on hill and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Avetik D
Yerevan, Armenia
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Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful construction. This temple is unique because it was not turned into a church after Armenia accepted Christianity and kept old style. This is located on hill and surrounded by rocks from 3 sides.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This temple is simply stunning, over 200 years old and still standing, a wonderful setting too. Sited on a hill overlooked by mountains, I spent an hour just taking in the atmosphere, a must see if in Armenia.

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

One of the greatest attractions in Armenia. Although the area was covered with snow when we visited, it totally worth the trip. Ancient temple beside remaining of the palace on a hill with beautiful view. It's a must see. There are very nice homemade jams and sweets for sale just outside the entrance.

1 Thank fandp6758
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I booked my tour through Viator to Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple and requested an English speaking tour guide. I made contact with Samuel on my arrival to Yerevan, Samuel and our driver were excellent, I felt very comfortable. Samuel was a wonderful guide, he was educated and knowledgable as a tour guide for the monastery and temple and spoke... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The place is not far from Erevan. I was there in winter and the view was magic, the combination of armenian spirit and mountains. On Saturday the entrance is free, so you can pick up taxi and with sure visit Armenian landmark

2 Thank Артур Т
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Garni Temple contains Greek architecture and one of the best destination in Armenia. Also do not miss the ancient Roman Bath next to the temple.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

if you are an old soul or an art and architecture-nature lover, this tourist spot in Armenia you should not missed. My tour guide said it is a pagan temple, built by their god Mitra, the god of light..

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Garni temple. It is a structure built by king Tridates I in the first century Ad as a temple to the Sun God. One of the oldest fortresses of Armenia. The vicinity is stunning during winter as the snow clad mountains is a treat to watch from here. Definitely an important tourist destination. Classic place

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Garni is a very old temple situated not so far from Yerevan(almost an hour's drive). It's not a large temple but it amazing to see how well preserved it is even after being in existence for more than 1900 years. There is an entrance fee of AMD.1,200/- for visitors. I found it bit strange as a much bigger monastery(Geghard) close... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Frequented by tourists, Garni Temple is just near Yerevan. It was an early morning tour so there were few "photo bombers" in the vicinity. A one-hour or less than an hour photo op is just enough here as there's not much to do. However, I saw a photo of heavy snow at the Garni and I think it turns into... More 

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