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Khor Virap

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Address: | Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful secluded monastery!!

The view of Ararat hills from here is superb!! Could spend a good few hours and relax!! If you are in Armenia then its a must visit!

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Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view of Ararat hills from here is superb!! Could spend a good few hours and relax!! If you are in Armenia then its a must visit!

Thank ManishAnu
Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The week prior I had visited the incredible Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia. It was just as spectacular. Of course, the main draw for this area is Mount Ararat. And when you couple that famous mountain with a first century monastery, the experience is extraordinary. As you may know, Armenia is credited with being the first country to be declared... More 

1 Thank Doug H
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An early morning departure from Yerevan made it worth all the while. The Khor Virap monastery had only a few visitors. And the major peak of Ararat was well visible. If you want to get nice photos, stop on the way to the monastery to have the Ararat as a backdrop to Khor Virap. When you get there, take photos... More 

Thank James L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to visit the monastery on a clear day so got to see the stunning view of mount Ararat, truly breath taking.. The Monastery itself is in very good condition so lots to look at and learn about, but the views steal the show especially if you climb the hill behind the monastery you'll get an amazing... More 

1 Thank GrahameHportsmouth
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were traveling Yerevan to Goris and on the way we decided to visit this wonderful church. The best view on mount Ararat opens from there. It's mind blowing. The church itself is very old and represents the ancient Armenian culture and architecture. There was a deep and narrow hall where first Armenian prist was thrown for bringing Christianity to... More 

1 Thank annasokratovna
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Legends say that Noah (from the great flood in the bible) parked his ship on the Mount Ararat and planted in abundance grapes, apricots, etc. In Khor Virap, you will see a nice view of Mount Ararat. It was breath taking. Before going up the Khor Virap monastery, we passed by a cemetery where we were mesmerized by the intricate... More 

1 Thank Lhie I
Yazd, Iran
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Although there are many monasteries in Armenia, each of them has its own attractiveness and all of them are worth visiting. After passing beautiful eye catching green plains you will reach Khor Virap monastery. You have to climb the hill to visit this monastery. Then, you will see very beautiful sceneries with the view of mountain Ararat.

1 Thank Masoud S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The history of this monastery is interesting and worth checking out. On a good day you can see Mt Ararat, which is pretty.

Thank Karla M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Monastery was so nice, with the view of the Mt. Ararat. The weather was so perfect in November, it was cold but bearable.

Thank Charry C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

I mostly wanted to go there because of the view on Mount Ararat, but unfortunately it was grey and clouded and we didn't get a chance to see it, only the Turkish border :) However, the monastery itself is worth visiting too. You can go down to the cell where Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years. Quite an... More 

1 Thank Anna R

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