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| Artashat, Lusarat, Armenia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a tour with a local guide service and went to Khor Virap and some other locations. Interesting historic site with spectacular views . Very well preserved with a few interesting features (especially the dungeon under the monastery).

Thank worldwandererAtlanta
Reviewed 5 days ago

Right by the Turkish-Armenian border (you can see it on a clear day) and with Mount Ararat (Noah’s Ark supposedly stopped here) as the back drop, Khor Virap has it all. Scenery, all sorts of stories about its past, it is still much in use...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery is important in Armenian Christianity, but if you've seen a bunch already, it's none too special. The view of Mt. Ararat is the main reason to go there.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Khor Virap is a nice Monastery with plenty of history for Armenians.What is interesting for a tourist is the spectacular view of mount Ararat from there. In a close distant from Yerevan it worths your visit.

Thank Pantelis_Rhodes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place for half a day tour - close to Yerevan with a spectacular view over the valley to Mount Ararat. Dont miss buying the fruits on a road side - cheap, ripe and tasty.

Thank Atis Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Khor Virap is an armenian monastery located 30 km from yerevan city in the Ararat plain and also near to Turkey border about 30 south side from Yerevan The most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint in a pit for 13 years....More

Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Khor Virap monastery is a famous pilgrimage site for Armenians located about 30 km south of Yerevan. We pulled up to the familiar post card image of the complex with a spectacular view of Mt. Ararat in the background. Located at the foot of the...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This place was very important, historically. From the monastery, you can see the border of Turkey (only 1, 2 km away).

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went to the khor virap by using a taxi. We manage to bargain and get the whole taxi for about 8000dram for 4 people. From yerevan, it took a bout 30 minutes to the destination. When we were there, it is...More

Thank anuaramli
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The religious, cultural, and political significance of the Khor Virap makes it a must see gem of Armenia. The views of Ararat on good days are breathtaking. The border with Turkey is a stone's throw and the mountains of Azerbaijan and Iran are also visible...More

Thank Timothy T
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Mandy C
24 January 2015|
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Response from Manvel A | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mandy, It is not snowing in April, it is a perfect spring time there. maybe it will rain, but not snow. There is a steep staircase to reach the monastery, but there is also a driveway. VisitArm tour agency offers... More