Spitakavor Monastery, Vernashen

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#10 of 14 in Historic Sites in Vayots Dzor Province
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  • Spitakavor Monastery, also Tsakhkavank, is an Armenian monastery 7 km north of the village of Vernashen in the Vayotzdzor region of Armenia. The area is fragmented by deep gorges, at the top of the nearest mountain preserved fortress Proshaberd, or as it is also called Boloraberd
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  • We visited this remote monastery complex on a day out from Vayk and found it very interesting although small and not in a very good state of repair. The views from here are fantastic but you do need a...  more »
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  • There are more impressive monasteries in this part of the country, but travelers who are in the area and can make the drive or hike might consider a visit to Spitakavor if they have the extra time. There are two ways to access the monastery: a dirt road leading to a parking area and a rocky path that slopes sharply up a hill. A freshwater spring drips out from a pipe at the top of the hill just below the church.
  • I recommend going up to the church through a mountain gorge. There is a trail about 6 km long, you can start around noon, it's a bit difficult way, but beautiful and interesting
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