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Khor Virap

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Address: | Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$ 42.00*
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1-Day Small Group Tour: Yerevan, Khor Virap, Noravank, Areni Wine Factory
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US$ 70.00*
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Half Day Trip to Khor Virap Monastery from Yerevan
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US$ 26.00*
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Day Trip: Khor Virap,Noravank, Jermuk and Areni Winery from Yerevan

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Beutiful monastery, stunning views

I was lucky enough to visit the monastery on a clear day so got to see the stunning view of mount Ararat, truly breath taking.. The Monastery itself is in very good condition so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to visit the monastery on a clear day so got to see the stunning view of mount Ararat, truly breath taking.. The Monastery itself is in very good condition so lots to look at and learn about, but the views steal the show especially if you climb the hill behind the monastery you'll get an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling Yerevan to Goris and on the way we decided to visit this wonderful church. The best view on mount Ararat opens from there. It's mind blowing. The church itself is very old and represents the ancient Armenian culture and architecture. There was a deep and narrow hall where first Armenian prist was thrown for bringing Christianity to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Legends say that Noah (from the great flood in the bible) parked his ship on the Mount Ararat and planted in abundance grapes, apricots, etc. In Khor Virap, you will see a nice view of Mount Ararat. It was breath taking. Before going up the Khor Virap monastery, we passed by a cemetery where we were mesmerized by the intricate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Although there are many monasteries in Armenia, each of them has its own attractiveness and all of them are worth visiting. After passing beautiful eye catching green plains you will reach Khor Virap monastery. You have to climb the hill to visit this monastery. Then, you will see very beautiful sceneries with the view of mountain Ararat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The history of this monastery is interesting and worth checking out. On a good day you can see Mt Ararat, which is pretty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Monastery was so nice, with the view of the Mt. Ararat. The weather was so perfect in November, it was cold but bearable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I mostly wanted to go there because of the view on Mount Ararat, but unfortunately it was grey and clouded and we didn't get a chance to see it, only the Turkish border :) However, the monastery itself is worth visiting too. You can go down to the cell where Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years. Quite an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

With Mt Ararat forming a beautiful backdrop, the monastery is architecturally strong and well kept and maintained, supposedly the site where Gregory was imprisoned in the deep dungeon which is accessible to the public. Great hilltop views out across the plains of Ararat to the famous mountain( Mt Ararat)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What is really special about this monastery is its setting with respect to mount Ararat, so make sure you visit when the mountain can be seen and is not hidden by clouds or fog. Most of the monastery is not that old, at least not by Armenian standards. However, there is a dungeon that dates from the 3rd century. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Its impressive and interesting the story of khor virap. Cool place to visit any to see ararat mountain

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