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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is a very out of the way of tourist trail, but if you are going from border through Lake Sevan to Yerevan, perhaps you can drop by here. There are really no great road signs and even Armenians seem to get lost. However, if...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank vamsally
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Noratus is locatec on the eastern part on the bank of Gavaraget River.It is an ancient settlement with numerous bronse and iron age monuments.It is ancient with 2 chappels 13th century and over 800 stone crosses known as khachkars and also many more grave stones...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A fascinating place full of intricately carved khachkars (stone crosses). They range in time period from 5 century to medieval times. amazing stories behind some of them as well. A must see for this uniquely Armenian tradition

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChristianH5286
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Feel the aura of ancient times! This place has the biggest collection of carved stones: khachqars. The cemetery has interesting history so it is preferable to have guided tour, but if no it is pleasure for the eyes.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gayane H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The location of the cemetery is 2km from the main road, you’re driving into a very bad shape way full with potholes. Personally, the site isn’t worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This cemetery is quite amazing. has many Khachkars (Carved Stone Crosses) and lots of interesting grave sites. You can spend a lot of time soaking up the history and the feeling of the place. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The cemetery is full of tombstones and vegetation. It’s a good place to walk around and admire the intricacy in the stone carvings.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank bigshowgeer
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Noratus cemetery, has the largest collection of Khachkars (Carved Stone Crosses). The oldest khachkars dates to the 10th century. Take your time, walk around, see what were able to do. Amazing -- wish I had more time. Bring your camera - it is something to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TraveledKat
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This cemetery contains a huge number of Khachkars (carved stone crosses) . It also has tomb stones with carvings that show the occupation of the person who is buried there. It is worth spending time here to wander round them all. Local ladies sit in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 7 September 2017

These tombstones are really quite fascinating in the symbols they represent as pointers to ancient lives - this collection of over 1000 Khackars is said to be the largest in the world and is an impressive site at sunset. Bring your camera photographers.

Date of experience: September 2017
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