Following The Footsteps Of The Medieval Monks

Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture due to unique construction solutions.

Cultural Medieval Monastic Complexes

Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are important religious, educational, and cultural medieval monastic complexes dated back to the 10th century. They represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture due to unique construction solutions. The two monasteries are connected with each other by a narrow path, used by the monks in medieval times.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Hiking
Destination 1 :
Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery is an outstanding monastic complex, which used to have a great influence on the development of Medieval Armenia. During your visit you will learn about the manuscripts created here, admire the astonishing architectural solutions, sit in the place of ancient scholars at the seminary and enjoy the mystery, peace and tranquility all around. Make sure to visit the magnificent book depository, one of the four columns of which is expressed in AMD 5000 bank note.

1 hour

The hike between the UNESCO World Heritage Sites follows the same historic route taken by the medieval monks and pilgrims and is definitively the most popular hike in the region. This is a delightful hike of moderate difficulty showing the beauty and scenery of Lori region and Debed Canyon. During your hike, you will have a short break near the river for rest and enjoy your meal in nature.

3 hours
Destination 3 :
Haghpat Monastery

Haghpat Monastery is the most picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site in Armenia. It is perfectly merged with nature and has a stunning view. Here you will learn about the defense of the monastery, the connection between the “sister monasteries” as well as hear several interesting legends. Don’t hesitate to practice a bit of singing at Hamazasp Gavit, the acoustics of which will astonish you regardless of your singing talent.

1 hour

$15

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Guide’s Services

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Food
  • Water

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Following The Footsteps Of The Medieval Monks
From $15
/ Person
  • Pure Air
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure

Trip Facts

  • Sanahin
  • 1000 Meter
  • 1 Day
  • By Foot

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