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Hayravank Monastery

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Address: Hayravank, Armenia
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7-Hour Day Trip to Lake Sevan, Noratous, Hayravank, Sevanavank
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Nice monastery

The monastery is near the lake Sevan and to reach it I made a pleasant walk to the hill where there is a nice view on the lake. The monastery is small but attractive.

Reviewed 26 December 2015
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

The monastery is near the lake Sevan and to reach it I made a pleasant walk to the hill where there is a nice view on the lake. The monastery is small but attractive.

Thank Rosario_it
United States
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

One of the most amazing churches in Armenia. Built around 10th century this small but very impressive church located on the shore of lake Sevan is one of the most impressive buildings in Armenia. Must see.

Thank ab2030
Aktau, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

All places in Armenia are very nice and conciliative: one of them more, others - less, but this place are very interesting, countryside around is very picturesque.

Thank ManaMadNail
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

It's not the biggest monastery, or the prettiest, but Hayravank monastery - overlooking picturesque Lake Sevan - is a nice spot to stop. It dates back to the 12th century, though the first church was built on the site in the 9th century. Legend has it that many Armenians were saved there during Mongol invasions in 1381, when Mongol leader... More 

Thank Ribbongirl
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Hayravank Monastery is small and simple yet a quiet place to reflect and pray. There is a small area where you can light candles. The place is overlooking the Lake Sevan and nice place to breathe fresh air. One of my favorite monasteries in Armenia. It will take around 20 to 30 minutes to enjoy the place - explore,... More 

Thank ChileUp
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Little monastery with a nice view over the lake. We stopped there on our way and liked the place. It's not very touristic so it kept its charm. However, I'm not sure if it's worth a special trip

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Just beside of the lake,was built on an island ,which after the major decrease in lake’s surface became part of the sea shore,with very nice secenary. (en.wikipedia.org )Hayravank is a 9th-12th century Armenian monastery located just northeast of the village of Hayravank along the southwest shores of Lake Sevan. The monastic complex consists of a church, chapel, and gavit.

Thank BijanTehran_Iran
Yerevan, Armenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Worth visiting anytime, Hayravank Monastery is one the places you can get the mysterious feeling of past times. The monastery is small and located in Sevan's peninsula (once an island). There is a great view to lake Sevan and nearby shores.

Thank Aram K
Chula Vista, California
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

I visited Hayravank during a snowy day in April. I was the only person there. It was a bit lonely feeling, but also beautiful. The snow was falling so peacefully around the monastery. The monastery is fairly small and only takes a few minutes to look around. It has a nice view overlooking the lake. It's about a 2 hour... More 

Thank worldtraveller2801
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

As the suffix "vank" shows, this was a monastery. But today just survive the church (which dates back to the ninth century) and the "gavit", ie the atrium, which in Armenia is very often larger and more imposing than the church itself. Around there are some khatchkars (carved crosses), made more impressive by the fact that lichens have completely covered... More 

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