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Khor Virap Monastery

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.

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The Khor Virap Monastery is one of Armenia‘s favourite visitor attractions - it has an excellent story to it, this is where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat of a disease. Once cured, Armenia became a Christian nation in the year 301, the first ever Christian nation. Today, you can still visit the places where St. Gregory was imprisoned and admire the view of Mt. Ararat looming in the distance.

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