Armenia is home to monasteries. No wonder, it is the first Christian country on the earth. As a result, there are thousands of religious buildings and artifacts scattered across Armenia. Many people travel to Armenia only to visit these fantastic monasteries. This blog post will take you to those amazing monasteries in Armenia.
Wings of Tatev will take you to the Tatev monastery. It is the longest reversible aerial tramway built in only one section and holds the record for Longest non-stop double track cable car.
Tatev monastery was built in the 9th century. You will feel like you are in the medieval days when you are at this monastery. It is a bit far from the capital, but worth a drive.
Khor Virap Monastery
An ancient monastery with a backdrop of might mt Ararat. The locals of Armenia strongly believe that this Mt Ararat protected the monastery against a strong earthquake in the past. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned here in this underground for his preaching of Christianity to the people in Armenia. It is a miracle that he stayed 13 years inside this dungeon.
“Geghard” means spear and this spear was actually referring to the same spear that was used to pierce Christ after he was being crucified on the cross to check if he was still alive. Many people travel here to see the remains of the spear. An entire church carved inside a rock stone, Unbelievable, right?
Sevanakvank monastery is located near the Lake Sevan. Most of the people visit this monastery to see a unique green cross stone that was made from limestone. The location of the monastery is really beautiful – a hill and lake behind. This was one of the only 3 churches in Armenia that has Christ illustrated on the cross stone.
The two-story churches are the main highlight of this monastery. You will have to climb up to the main entrance via a narrow staircase made from stones jutting out from the face of the building.
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