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Kecharis Monastery

Road to Tsakhkadzor, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
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“century” (6 reviews)
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Road to Tsakhkadzor, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its nested in the central square of Kecharis. The area is beautiful and historic monastery buildings.

Thank shubhankan30
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a very very beautiful Monastery. I like the reconstruction (90s - 2000s), it kept the ancient atmosphere (dating back to 11th century).

Thank Ani K
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Kecharis is a very nice monastery complex to visit, but make sure you visit with a knowledgeable guide as the interesting bit is the history behind it and certain structures within it.

Thank Karim F
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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.

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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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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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