Tanahati Monastery
Tanahati Monastery
4.5

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Tomi V
Tel Aviv, Israel2,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Tanahati Vank or Tanadeh monastery was a notable center of the medieval Armenian religious and cultural life. In the historical sources it was referred as far as to the 8th century. The monastery was also called Red as it was built from red stones.
The main church of the monastery, St.Stepanos, was built in 1273-1279 with the sponsorship of Proshyan princes. Their family coat of arms – an eagle with a lamb in its claws – was carved into the south wall of the church. The other church of the Tanahat complex is St.Nshan (13th century). Its entrance is decorated with a bas sculpture depicting a hunting scene.
We got there on our 2 days trip from Yerevan to Tatev. It's a side way location (almost end of the road from Yeghegnadzor via Gladzor and Vernashen), but really worth to visit for it's remoteness and beautiful views around.
Written November 23, 2016
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Vukojebinje
London, UK453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Everyone who goes to Yeghegnadzor invariably goes only to the Noravank Monastery, but the Tanahati Monastery isn't so far away either and it's relatively inexpensive to ask your taxi driver to take you there too. The church itself is certainly impressive - made of black basalt that stands out starkly against the landscape - though it is far smaller and less historically valuable than elsewhere. What really recommends Tanahati, however, is the views. Set high up in the hills there's a sense of absolute silence and peacefulness and you look down into the valley on and on and on as the hills roll into one another and into the distance. It's truly one of the most incredible experiences I've enjoyed and though we went to Tanahati almost as an afterthought, we ended up stumbling upon arguably Armenia's best kept secret.
Written July 9, 2018
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JGDynamo
Canada2,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Tanahati Monastery is not far off a main road but you get a real sense of remoteness out here in the middle of Armenia. Beautiful architecture, stunning panoramic vistas, intricate carvings and no noise except the birds, bugs and the wind. Worth the detour even if you just bring a picnic and look out over the countryside.
Written July 20, 2017
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bigshowgeer
Los Angeles, CA92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
I walked from Yeghegnadzor to this monastery. It’s an easy way, just follow the road up the mountain. Make sure to bring plenty of water. The monastery is isolated and offers great views of the valley below.
Written March 31, 2018
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Another day another ruined Monastery! There are so many old monastic ruins in the Yeghadzor region of Armenia and as usual they are remotely situated but worth visiting if in the area.
Written November 11, 2018
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HelenaJ
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Two small churches, built in black stone, huddled together on a vast mountain slope, it is difficult to imagine this was a possible site of the ancient Gladzor University. Only a few ruins and smoe chatchkars tell of a once greater complex. But there is a beauty to the site, especially in the evening when the last rays of the sun soften the harsh landscape. Even though easy to reach this place is pure solitude and beauty
Written March 27, 2019
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