Haghpat Monastery
Haghpat Monastery
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Dec 2023 • Couples
This impressive and ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must while visiting Lori Province. Several buildings around the grounds can be explored, each used for different purposes centuries ago.

Take some time to admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and plateaus. You can climb up to the top of some ruins at the back of the property for the best views of the entire complex.

I highly recommend visiting the monastery with a group tour so you can get deep historical information about the complex as there is little to no information or plaques around the grounds for visitors. The historical significance is a huge part of experiencing this place. Or do research before visiting on your own!

Ladies do not need to cover their hair in Armenian churches. The grounds are hilly and gravel in some parts so come prepared with sturdy shoes.
Written 3 January 2024
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Jennifer G.
El Segundo, CA39 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Worthwhile to visit. But do not stay at the Gayene Hotel - the room smelt musty like old cigarettes and the breakfast was non-existent: a group had picked it over and it was not refreshed/replaced. I was offered a dish from someone's table - ugh!
Written 12 August 2023
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Kritsana P
Rayong, Thailand901 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List I expected more informational statements. It's worth to visit. View on the top is also great. 100AMD for the toilet.
Written 22 June 2023
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grandioso
Bern, Switzerland239 contributions
Oct 2022
Like all monastery's this one was also special. The atmosphere was great and I could have stayed longer if possible.
Written 11 October 2022
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,865 contributions
Sept 2022
Another monastery complex with lots to see. The light plays in through the roofs and windows creating an atmospheric visit. It's location is great too - views all round.
Written 10 October 2022
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genibre69
London, UK3,400 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Went here on a Hyur Service tour with Samuel and he described really well (in English!) the history, religion and context behind the church and khachkars. Beautiful surroundings and not very crowded.
Written 3 June 2022
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Greg Alford
Dallas, TX170 contributions
May 2022
This was the first UNESCO world heritage site in Armenia it lives up to its reputation it’s high in the mountains and absolutely stunning. Part of it was built into the side of the mountain. It still has where the monks ate almost a intact complex❤️
Written 14 May 2022
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,110 contributions
Dec 2021
Came here on a day tour from Georgia and this was our firts stop. The place is so quiet and peaceful, not many people around which made it extremely enjoyable for me. The inside is reallt beautiful, with lots of very old paintings. Definitely worth coming here.
Written 11 December 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,599 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
No words can describe how we felt walking on the ground surrounding this very old Monastery! The gloomy weather actually gave it even more character! Just truly spectacular, and an absolute must do, as you're literally walking through Christian history!
Written 27 July 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Sept 2019
On the mountains of Armenia, overlooking the valley of "River Debed", stands the awesome "Haghpat Monastery" complex, built in the 10th century. It comprises the churches of "Surp Nshan" (Cathedral of the Holy Sign - 10th century), "Surp Grigor" (Church of Saint Gregory - 11th century) and "Surp Astvatsatsin" (Church of the Holy Mother of God - 13th century), a bell tower, a library, a large refectory hall, a mausoleum and a gallery. On an archway, a collection of impressive old "Khachkars", the traditional Armenian carved cross stones. Between the 10th and the 13th centuries, reports state that hundreds of monks lived within its walls and "Haghpat Monastery" was known for its theologians, scholars and teachers. Its Academy was famous for copying and illustrating manuscripts. At its library, an extensive collection of religious, philosophical, historical and scientific texts. Visit the churches, library hall and the archway with the splendid "Khachkars". And if you still need further encouragement, just remember "Haghpat Monastery" was appointed by Unesco as a "World Heritage Site" in 1996, representing the perfect blending of elements of Byzantine and Caucasian ecclesiastical architectural styles. Unmissable! Enjoy!
Written 2 May 2020
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