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Address: Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in...

Temple of Garni

The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province

                   

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Only Pagan Temple in Armenia

Rebuilt after a quake many centuries ago, this Temple to the Sun God Mithra (spellings vary) sure stands out. Situated on a bluff over a deep gorge, you can walk up some Steep... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 May 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Rebuilt after a quake many centuries ago, this Temple to the Sun God Mithra (spellings vary) sure stands out. Situated on a bluff over a deep gorge, you can walk up some Steep steps into the small sacred space. When I was there, some guy in a satin cape was burning wood in a brazier, talking about ancient rites and... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place with very nice view and good atmosphere. If you are going there don't miss local wine and local stuff, people are friendly and every things are acceptable.

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Villach, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

To make it short - Armenia has so much to offer. This sight has to be remembered as one of the must sees. Maybe I will post a photo later.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Loved travelling to this place , the pillars were like in acropoli and the area around is also great to walk Definitely visit when in Yerevan and you will not be disappointed Visit during the spring when they have the water festival and you would love the atmosphere

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

You should be careful if the weather is rainy. The roads to Garni are a bit complicated, especially when it's foggy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

We visited this after visited Geghard and it taken 30 minuets journey from there,actually Garni not temple it ts the Greco-Roman colonnaded building,it was probably built by king Tiridate in the first centuary AD as a temple to the SUN God.After Armenia's conversion on to christianity in the early 4th century,it was converted into a Royal summer house.According to some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

it is allocated some hour drive from Yerevan, but I think it is worth to visit. There are no big WOW effect, but still and it is allocated within nice picturesque area. best option would be to have some local guide with you, whom can tell you more about temple history and many other local things...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

To see a temple to Mithra dates from the classical Hellenistic time in Armenia is somehow strange and not really what you expect to see in such a country. But the place worth a visit for its stunning reconstructed temple, impressive in its simplicity. The nature around just give more scenic atmosphere to the temple itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

The fact that such a fabulous Pagan Temple exists within the country of all churches is fantastic per-ce. I loved the view and the landscape even though the insides were too artificially renovated. A really worthy experience though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

It is about 45 km far from yerevan .It is an ancient and historical temple. the nature around the temple is very beautiful and charming. It is a temple for people that prayer sun.(before christianity)

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