Gandzasar Monastery
Gandzasar Monastery
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Bella Tour
Yerevan, Armenia228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
The place is cool, several times was there. quiet and calm, and the most important thing is that Gandzasar is located in the territory of Artsakh (Armenia) and not Azerbadzhyan.
Written 13 February 2019
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Garo S
Yerevan, Armenia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
It is definitely a blessed place and a must visit but it is not in Azerbaijan. There is no way to reach it through Azerbaijan.
It is in the independent Armenian Nagorno Karabakh Republic. Hopefully TripAdvisor will correct the location info.
Written 22 July 2015
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xTimewind
San Francisco, CA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Gandzasar monastery is a 10th to 13th century Armenian monastery situated in the Mardakert district of Artsakh Republic (Armenia). The monastery holds relics believed to belong to St. John the Baptist and his father St Zechariah. Gandzasar is now the seat of the Archbishop of Artsakh.
Recently a branch of Yerevan Matenadaran has been located here and holds most of Artsakh manuscripts.

About 70km from Stepanakert. The road is ok for any sedan.

Once you are there, don't miss the well known loin-mountain located below. You need to drive left (while straight takes you to Monastery) to get there. Keep your eye on road marks...

Plan half day for your trip. Also check out the map, you may combine your trip to Dadivank as well.
Written 9 August 2016
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Eduard B
Yerevan, Armenia136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
This monastery is old armenian 13th century monastery. Its all armenian there!!! Architecture is just amazing and the nature. And surroundings are speechless.
Written 8 August 2015
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jy8s
Houston, TX126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Gandzasar is a beautiful and well-preserved monastery in the green mountains of Artsakh. The church itself is beautiful and ornate and the surrounding mountain scenery is unbeatable. Having a guide explain the history of the monastery and point out all the artistic and architectural features of the building made it all the more worthwhile. Don't miss Gandzasar if you visit Artsakh!
Written 13 July 2018
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Zoltan
Szolnok75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
The most visited monastery in Artsakh, with remains of many unique rock carvings and arthitecture.
In the outer wall, there are still remains of helicopter rockets what was shoot on the monastery during the war. It survived many horrible events of histroy, and serves as a place where people gather to pray and ask for a better world.
Must see!
Written 2 January 2018
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JGDynamo
Canada2,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
It was a short drive last week from Khankendi to see the Gandzasar Monastery near Vank in the Mardakert district. It’s a monastery that is almost 800 years old, wonderful architecture and claims to hold relics of St John the Baptist. The views of the surrounding area are magnificent as well and if you plan right you can do this and Dadivank in the same day and really be in awe.
Written 10 July 2017
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Stan B
Boulder, CO294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful medieval monastery of importance in showing the presence of Armenians in this region back in the fifth century. The architecture is interesting and best appreciated by use of a good guide or at least guidebook. The drive from Stepanakert of over an hour is itself wonderful as the region is so lush with dense forested mountains.
Written 8 May 2017
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laloux
quebec284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Outside of Vank on a hillside , 13 th century there is a outstanding 16 sided tambour with sculptures, bring a telephoto lens to see the details there is a seated saint in the oriental position feet folded..on the outside wall there is a piece of snarpel in the wall. On your way back before Vank on the left sided of the road eat the best Jingaloo Hat in Karabagh
Written 13 July 2015
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Aram K
Yerevan, Armenia916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Gandzasar monastery is a 10-13 century Armenian monastery in the Mardakert district of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, close to village Vank. "Gandzasar" means treasure mountain or hilltop treasure in Armenian. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Artsakh. The construction of Gandzasar's main cathedral began in 1216 under the patronage of the Armenian prince of Khachen, Hasan-Jalal Dawla. Right now the outside walls are undergoing renovation.
Written 11 July 2015
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