Kecharis Monastery, Tsakhkadzor

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Pay a visit to Kecharis Monastery, a church complex built between the 11th and 13th century and nestled in the picturesque Armenian highlands. Founded by an Armenian prince of the Pahlavuni dynasty--buried in a small chapel on the premises--the medieval compound includes three churches and a series of chapels, well-restored after a damaging earthquake in 1927. Explore the modest, austere monastic complex dotted with numerous old tombstones, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and admire the ornate memorial stone slabs, or "khachkars." Put Kecharis Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tsakhkadzor online journey planner .
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  • Another of the tempt Armenian monasteries, crossed in the ski resort of Tsakhkadzor in the Pambak Mountains. Built from the eleventh century comprises three churches and two chapels in the typical architecture of the region. It underwent various events also due to earthquakes but in the end it was restored and worth a visit during a tour in search of medieval Armenian churches.
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  • It was the first monastery visited in Armenia and, I must say, it made the strongest impression!
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  • What a feeling when being there. What amazing architecture and history and sense of belonging
  • Very nice view and different place
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