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The Monastery of Geghard

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Address: Geghard, Armenia
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US$ 80.00*
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Private Day Trip from Yerevan to Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery
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US$ 27.24*
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1-Day Tour to see Yerevan, Garni and Geghard
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Day Trip to Garni,Gegard and Lake Sevan

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Cave monastry with chapel hewn into rock as well as separate small cave chapel next to entrance. Further, cave cells for the Monks. All the rest you will also see elsewhere... read more

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very nice monastery to visit but it would be even better with a guide! A think many things are lost without someone explaining to you the history of the place!

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Duisburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cave monastry with chapel hewn into rock as well as separate small cave chapel next to entrance. Further, cave cells for the Monks. All the rest you will also see elsewhere - amasing sight.

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1 Thank bbneum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful site...a lot of culture and history waiting to be unearthed. We enjoyed our trip on a cold, rainy day early April 2017. Loved singing inside the monastery...felt surreal with the echoes!

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Thank Rashmi F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place where they said they kept the spear that pierced Jesus. Legend says that "The one who holds the spear will rule the world". Our guide said that even Hitler asked his men to check the Monastery. The place is very historical and it's amazing how it was made from the cave of the mountain. Outside there's... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Monastery if Geghard is really marvelous and it has very rich history. Very beautiful place surrounded by fresh air, kind people, beautiful nature, gorges, Next to the Geghard Monastery you can see beautiful Rocks, The gorge of Azat with Azat river!

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Thank ArmeniaGuide15
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's surrounded by the mountains and you can really see that it is very old. You can pray there and lit a candle for only 400dram. I like that they were able to store the architecture of the temple and store the writings on the wall.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucky enough to visit the monastery on a winters day with snow falling which made it magical. The Monastery itself is a fine example from the period, partially carved out of the mountain it is preserved beautifully and looks amazing...

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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 24 February 2017

The monastery of Geghard is one of the amazing Unesco sites in Armenia. Some part of it is carved in rocky mountains. Just amazing.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was literally a breathtaking experience. You can simply be nothing bur surprised and humbled by the enormous work done by the monks there during the previous centuries. An absolute must see when visiting Armenia. This visit will take you straight back to the time of the crusades with a little bit of imagination. Fascination place to see, don't forget!

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