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Geghard Monastery

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Yerevan, Armenia.

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The Geghard Monastery's current structure can be dated to the 13th century although its origins can be traced back to pre-Christian times. It's said to have housed one of the lances used during Jesus Christ's crucifixion, hence its name Geghard-meaning lance in Armenian. Located near the capital of Yereman, Geghard Monastery is carved into the side of a mountain. Visitors can explore the many carved chambers and caves within the monastery complex. Guided tours are recommended.

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“Monastery of Geghard”

'The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of Armenian medieval architecture. The complex of medieval buildings is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, surro… Read more...

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