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Akhtala Monastery

Strada per Akhtala, Akhtala, Armenia
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Beautiful frescoes inside well preserved Monastery

Lovely outside views of the surrounding landscape and the exterior of the building looks old and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray G
,
Australia
Very beautiful

The monastery itself is beautiful but it gets along with the scene. Though it's small inside the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
gugongee
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Seoul, South Korea
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Strada per Akhtala, Akhtala, Armenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely outside views of the surrounding landscape and the exterior of the building looks old and solid and well preserved. When you walk inside you are amazed with the well preserved original frescoes on all the walls. Quite amazing and appear to be unique for...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The monastery itself is beautiful but it gets along with the scene. Though it's small inside the church, the interior is very beautiful. Outside the church, you'll see the magnificent surrounding.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The church dates back to the C13th and is famous for retaining its original frescoes. Not to be missed.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Quite stark when viewed from the outside, so when you step inside the interior you are quite surprised by the amazing frescoes. Set in an another stunning location with great views, this monastery is well maintained. Not as busy as others we visited, so we...More

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our first Armenian monastery that we visited and I must said also one of the best. Absolutely without tourist on very scenic place. Before visiting is more than better read something about this place in one of many tourist guide book. Small parking place is...More

Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The monastery dating from C13th is well worth visiting. There are very good views from it. It contains the most beautiful & well preserved frescoes. The colours are lovely.

Thank Traveller1XX
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a very untypical monastery for Armenia, for one it's neither neglected nor renovated to death. The interior is filled with frescoes, and it's the only monastery in Armenia where we saw any (we even thought the monastery was Georgian, but the priest told...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

In compare to other Armenian monasteries in the Debed Valley, this monastery stands out with its very well preserved frescoes... The access road is narrow, so buses filled with tourists are not here, so you can admire the building from the outside and inside in...More

Thank marekp59
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The highlights here were the frescoes covering the interior of the building. Here we would be introduced to another recurring characteristic of Armenian churches in which images of would-be invaders would be integrated to the complex in an effort for the structure to be spared....More

Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Worth to see, inside nice paintings and it lies on a single mountain, you can walk there, its impressive place and Monastery

Thank Ranunkel123
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