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Noravank Monastery

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Address: Noravank Monastery Road | Areni, Areni, Armenia
Phone Number: +7 965 088-77-55
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A clash of nature and architecture

This 13th century monastery is totally worth visiting. It situated in the narrow gorge and surrounded by astounding red cliffs. Thanks to the fact that I was there off season... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 13th century monastery is totally worth visiting. It situated in the narrow gorge and surrounded by astounding red cliffs. Thanks to the fact that I was there off season, there were no other tourists! It was an incredible feeling to just stand there and listen to the nature while looking at the man made masterpiece. It is a very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This review is quite late. I booked the Hyur Services group tour package which includes Noravank Monastery, Areni, and Khor Virap. The building is simply beautiful but the location is really awesome.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The monastic complex houses several churches from the 13th century, when the Mongols ruled this part of the world as well as the ruins of an earlier church. The renovated churches were build by several generations of the same ruling family. The larger church, which also has the gavit, has some very nice carvings on the outside, the figures appearing... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

it is really short drive from the main road. and surprisingly there is a road sign for it. I liked the renovated complex. but the enjoyment of views and silence was interrupted by a group really loud russians. which was a shame.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Interesting design of church sureounded by lovely scenery. Best to go with private transport as it is quite remote.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visit for the natural beauty of the surroundings regardless of religion feelings. This are works of architectural value

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The monastery at Noravank has several reconstructed buildings as well as a number of ruins. You have a wonderful view of the countryside from here as well as the caves that some of the monks lived in. Very interesting to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This monastry is something special. The design is somewhat unique with two floors.the interior also has some unique carvings. Some of the external carvings are also very special. The two buildings both provide a very worthwhile visit. There are good views and local scenery.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

One of my favorite churches in Armenia as I got baptized here. The church dated back in 13th century is located among the mountains and hidden from travelers eye until you get very close to it. Visiting is recommended in every season of year - the place is equally magnificent and charming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Noravank is amazing place in the gorge. Unique design and red rocks around makes this place beauty. Summer time little too busy with visitors but winter time very relaxing. Place has interesting carvings and grave stones. Location gives good opportunity make refill of wine storage with Areni wine.

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