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Half-Day Khor Virap Monastery Tour from Yerevan
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Yerevan Day Trip to Khor Virap, Noravank, Jermuk, Areni
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| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't say you've been to Armenia unless you visit Khor Virap. This iconic monastery, one of oldest places of worship in Armenia is located about 30km south of Yerevan, just above Armenian/Turkish border. Whole complex has 2 landmarks, Church of the Holy Mother of...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can stay here for one whole day just looking at this scenery. It is really breath taking. The combination of the monastery and Mt. Ararat is so wonderful and one of the best picture for cover photo in FB :)... The fact that you...More

Thank labjoy23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can find Khor Virap due South of Yerevan and near the Turkish border. This church was once the prison of Saint Gregory until Armenia became Christian. The church itself is average but the views are breath-taking, especially the view due South towards mount Ararat.

Thank mazda65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there are other monestries more spectacular Khor Virap is overshadowed by the beautiful volcanic Mt Arat. Both of these attractions are iconic armenian. Like most armenian monestries the building is austere and ancient go light a candle and make a prayer.

Thank Lucinda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Khor Virap is a monastery that is situated on the foot of Mount Ararat, very close to the border to Turkey. I went there with relatives and friends. The view from there was gorgeous: The Mount Ararat is dominating the scenery. Interesting is also to...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very beautiful monastery, but I wouldn't rank it in the top 5 in Armenia. We didn't have a chance to see Ararat due to clouds. Be also aware of aggressive pigeon's owners who try to rip you off

Thank Tomasz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who don't know, Armenia is the first Christian nation. And Khor Virap, is a landmark of a very interesting story related to that fact, which took place around 1700 years ago. So make sure you go there with a local tour guide in...More

Thank garogarabed12
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Under the shadow of the magnificent mount Ararat, this monastery has a very interesting story about the founder of Armenian church. You can step down the stairs where he was supposed to be in jail for 13 years: wet, smelly and suffocating.

Thank MirkoSpino
Reviewed 1 August 2017

One of the best trips out of Yerevan goes to the former monastery of Khor Virap, a drive of about 45 minutes one way. The main reason are for once not the ecclesiastical architecture, but the spectacular location close to Mt.Ararat and some important historical...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Khor Virap is worth a small detour on your way from Yerevan to the south. The church and monastery are interesting for a visit of about an hour or so, and the views over Mt. Ararat are magnificent! The complex is located near the (closed)...More

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Mandy C
24 January 2015|
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Response from Manvel A | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mandy, It is not snowing in April, it is a perfect spring time there. maybe it will rain, but not snow. There is a steep staircase to reach the monastery, but there is also a driveway. VisitArm tour agency offers... More