Destination (80 km)

  • Garni temple
  • Geghad monastery

Duration

  • 5 hours

The tour package includes.

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide services
  • Meals

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Garni

Geghard

GARNI

After adoption of Christianity the pagan temples were demolished and instead of them build churches, but Garni pagan temple remained standing. Sister of Tiridates III, Khosrovidukht asked to keep Garni as a royal summer residence. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. The site includes the temple, a bath complex, a royal summer palace, the seventh century church of St. Sion and medieval khachkars. From the temple it is possible to organize a trekking to the Azat gorge and admires the famous Symphony of stones.

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GEGHARD

Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. The monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. The monastery had thus been originally named Ayrivank, meaning “the Monastery of the Cave”. The existing ensemble dates back to the 12th-13th centuries, created by the princes of Proshyan. The main church St. Katoghikeh built in the 13th century. The most interesting part of the complex is rock structures, especially rock ledge on the second floor, where religious songs are still performed. Geghard was prominent spiritual and cultural center of medieval Armenia, where was also seminary and a library.

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