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Kecharis Monastery

Road to Tsakhkadzor, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
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Road to Tsakhkadzor, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kecharis Monastery is beautiful in the wintertime, and if you're in the area, worth the visit. Vasily Grossman famously wrote about this place in his book, An Armenian Sketchbook. The meditative silence is abundant in its hallowed walls. It’s beautifully maintained, and an active place...More

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Amazing monastery that have 3 churches (Saint Grigor Church - is the biggest one , Surp Nshan Church and Katoghike Church). Outside the churches you can see the tombs of the late significant or well-known people during that era. No entrance to pay.

1  Thank xheroine1981
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

You might say if you have seen 1 you have seen them all - but I must say NO. Each one is different. Kecharis Monastery - has 3 different chapels each with it's own character and things to see. Unfortunately when I was there it...More

Thank TraveledKat
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Beautiful, historic and interesting site. As my initiation to Armenian religious history, it was fascinating.

Thank ruppertbaird
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were told the Kecharis Church is one of the few if the only Catholic Church in all of Armenia. This is a 11th to 13th Century Church; the main church today dates back to 1322 and is located in the scenic winter village of...More

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

It is worth visiting this complex if you are in the village. Quiet atmosphere with a small souvenir shop mainly with religious objects.

1  Thank Klaudia T
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The Kecharis Monastery is a wonderful example of Armenian cathedrals. Several stone crosses are also in the courtyard, which are uniquely Armenian.

Thank 4truth5
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Kecharis is a medieval Armenian monastic complex dating back to the 11th to 13th centuries,The atmosphere is really gorgeous! Welcome to a Wonderland :)

Thank mg_hovhannisyan
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

One can never realize how beautiful this place if you cannot spend time looking around. The people are warm and friendly as well.

Thank Shiela C
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Every year millions of Armenians and foreigners visit to Kecharis monastery and small church next to Kecharis named after St Harutyun. This place is an ancient and historical place and situated near Tsaghkanc mount. It is reconstructed recently but loses its' historical shine.

Thank Lilith D
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Response from Minu23 | Reviewed this property |
I went there with a group, so we had our bus. I don't know if there is a bus service from the near city but I saw a lot of bus in the area and in front of the Monastery entry there was a bus stop. When you will arrive... More
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