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“Unesco's world heritage monastery”

Monastery of Sanahin
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 Full-Day Tour of Alphabet Alley, Lori fortress...
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Alaverdi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside the city limits of Alaverdi. It's a magic complex monastery surrounded by trees and a cemetery with great views over the valley

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

These monasterys are very special and world heritage listed. Wonderful inside and out. The light streaming through the windows into the interior is spectacular for photos. Such an old building but preserved wonderfully well. Must see.

Thank Ray G
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Well worth a visit as this monastery is in great position above the spectacular Debed Gorge. We had an excellent free, English speaking guide and there was not even an entrance fee. A fascinating and long history was all explained so clearly and illustrated by some wonderful carvings and other architectural features. Particularly loved the library and the stories that went with it.

Thank ah551
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Atmospheric 1000 year old monastery to explore. Terrific setting and very peaceful surrounds. We walked there from Alaverdi and then on towards Haghpat, strenuous, but rewarding walk. What a marvellous area to explore.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I applied one day tour to Armenia via Envoy tours to visit here. No information or expectation for the monasteries. But once getting into the complex, the beautiful scene rushed into my eyes. There were few people around, no noise. Just sit on the bench and appreciate the air and the view. You'll be fully satisfied.

Be careful.
When I got there, there was an old lady sitting on a chair(seemed a local). When I took my camera out of my bag and tried some shots, she avoided. Maybe she didn't want to be on my picture and disliked it. Her face looked uncomfortable.

Thank gugongee
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