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#18 – Ancient Monasteries, ARMENIA

Ancient monasteries, churches and cathedrals are dotted all over Armenia.

Armenia is probably best known for its many monasteries, churches and cathedrals dating back to between the 11th and 13th centuries. While most of them are fairly deserted and open for free visits, some are still active with serving priests and monks.

Armenia Monasteries - Globerovers Magazine

Armenia Monasteries - Globerovers Magazine

Armenia Monasteries - Globerovers Magazine

Armenia Monasteries - Globerovers Magazine

Surp Gayane Church, Echmiadzin, Armenia

Armenia Monasteries - Globerovers Magazine

Sanahin Monastery, near Alaverdi, northern Armenia

 


The above article appears in the December 2014 issue of Globerovers Magazine