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A short but worth while visit.

About 10 k from the center of van, one neglected church stands amid the squalor and manure of a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
wonderingcorse
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Haifa, Israel
Armenian Church

Original this was part of an Armenian Church complex consisting of seven (yedi in Turkish... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2015
Helena B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 May 2018
“A short but worth while visit.”
11 Jul 2015
“Varakavank. The famous 7 Armenian churches side-by-side. A true world heritage.”
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Yukari Bakracli Village | Van Merkez, Van, Turkey
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

About 10 k from the center of van, one neglected church stands amid the squalor and manure of a kurdish village. The church which doesnt look like much from the outside is a marvel inside despite the long years of neglect and the faded state...More

Thank wonderingcorse
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is an amazing monastery complex. The original complex had 7 churches build side by side. Now only 5 remain in varying levels of shape. The place is about a 40 minute drive from the center of Van and requires personal transport, although you an...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Original this was part of an Armenian Church complex consisting of seven (yedi in Turkish) buildings. The village is about 10 km outside Van City and the road to get there is not very good. Today it is a Kurdish village and the village and...More

Thank Helena B
Reviewed 28 September 2013

It is a little bit hard to find and I would advice to go only if you have your own car but it is quite a nice church. Unfortunately the arches in front of the church were destroyed in the eartquake two years back, as...More

Thank IlseNS
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Travelling in our own car , we found the Yedi Kilise uphill about 10klms out of town. It is situated in a dirty village with cow poo all over the place and lots of flys in summer. Village has lots of emergency housing from the...More

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