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Monastery of Sanahin, Alaverdi

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Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Visit the World Heritage Site of Monastery of Sanahin, Armenian Apostolic monasteries that date back to the 10th century. Important religious and educational centers until the 13th century, the compounds bear a notable blend of classic Armenian and Ecclesiastical styles of architecture. Admire the statuesque stone buildings and ornate tombstones of the complexes, nestled in a verdant mountainous landscape and separated by a small river, and enjoy the peaceful, spiritual atmosphere. Plan a trip to Alaverdi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • I was disappointed but not surprised. Although a UNESCO site, the church has not been upkept. There is a restoration project underway but it will take some time to see that result. A hiking trail...  more »
  • For people going on a tour to visit several monasteries in the region then you can see them all so comparisons are perhaps not as important, but personally I much preferred Haghpat than Sanahin. The....  more »
  • A very beautiful and old monastery ...
  • together with haghpat monastery the best places to see in entire Armenia (to me Tatev and other places were overrated)
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