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Garni Temple

Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
+374 93 108303
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Temple of Garni The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province
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Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
+374 93 108303
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

A very old pagan temple, one of the very few I saw still standing actually, quite well maintained. You have nice views of the mountains around from it. There is a small market with local vendors right next to it.

Thank JohnHartson9
Reviewed 27 April 2016

There was a little local strike, so our minivan dropped us off away from the parking lot. We walked through the village, bough and eat local bread, dry fruits, and it was a very pleasant experience. When we reached the Garni Temple, we were speechless....More

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Garni is 2100 years old temple built for the god of son Mihr. This is one of the best historical and cultural treasures of not only Armenia but for the whole world as well. It is located between glorious mountains which emphasis the beauty, power...More

1  Thank AlfredRudolf
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The temple that is situated on the edge of a cliff is nicely renovated. The view on the gorge of Garni is great (with a direct view on the pipes). Take your time to go on a longer walk in this beautiful surroundings. Our guide...More

Thank Regula H
Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you are headed to Geghard Monastery, definitely take the time to swing off the road and stop here. The temple is beautiful but, unfortunately, is not that old. While the original temple was build in the first century, it was destroyed by an earthquake...More

Thank Miller_World_Edition
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Garni was the only ancient Armenian Temple left from the original religion of Armenia which wiped out. the Temple was built by Bertat Arshakunyts the first (Tirdad ashkani) a Persian prince for his Armenian wife. the site is interesting in many ways, Hellenic architecture is...More

1  Thank Siamak007
Reviewed 20 March 2016

If you're in the area it's not a bad stop. Entrance fee is 1200 dram (roughly $2.25 USD). It takes about 30 minutes to walk around if you read all the info plaques. Parking is 200 dram. Easy to find by paying attention to signs...More

Thank Textraveller2014
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We didn't go in to the complex itself. Though for the best views of it for free there is a set of stairs to the left hand side of the parking out the front of the entrance. Take these and walk down the cobbled road...More

2  Thank BrixtonMassive
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Apart from being historical, Garni Temple offers a beautiful scenery with the blue sky up above and surrounded by mountains covered with snow during winter. Such a perfect place to watch the sunset. This tourist spot is definitely worth visiting.

Thank MelissaC1012
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Had a great meal in a local Private Villa & QAR , then we had the opportunity to walk around the temple , which has a very long history and an interesting refurbishment

Thank blackcoffee62
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