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Garni Temple

Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
+374 93 108303
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Temple of Garni The Temple of Garni is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia.The temple was dedicated to Mythra, a deity popular in the Near East which became the patron goddess of the Roman Empire in the period before Christianity.Monastery of Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province
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Geghard Monastery Road H3, Garni, Armenia
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I really enjoyed this classical Greek looking temple way out here in Armenia. There are stunning views of the surrounding valley. Also on site some small bath restorations that really need a little more work. But nice visit.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Built in the first century AD, and partially destroyed by an earthquake in C17th, the style is Greek. The steps leading to the Temple are very steep. Adjacent is a Roman bath-house with a tessillated pavement. The Temple is perched above a steep gorge with...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This temple stands on a cliff near the Azat River valley. With walls of huge basalt blcoks, the temple was once the summer palace of King Trdat I, who built it in the first century AD. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1679, the monument has...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

It's impressive its location, its structure, however inside is totally empty. Nice view from its sides.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's amazing to see a temple which was build 55-88 AD, of course most parts are recounstracted, but still seeing some of the stones actually carved 2000 years ago. Btw this is only pegan temple preserved in Armenia.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We arranged for site seeing with tour from our hotel that was nice,small and located with beautiful natural surroundings the temple dedicated to Mitra the god of light and sun.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Interesting to see something in Armenia that is not a church or a monastery. Set in another beautiful location, the architecture and style are dramatic set high surrounded by a valley. We even had our own "Aphrodite" (Greek tourist with long flowing white gown posing...More

Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a Hellenistic temple dedicated to the sun god Mithra. It is Ionic in style. It was originally built in the 1st century. There is a niche for the statue of the god but no statue there. It also has the remains of a...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Located about 20km to the east of Yerevan lies Gharni temple, the only standing Greek temple in the former Soviet Union. Place itself will leave visitor in awe in any time of the year. I have visited the place in March, it was fairly warm...More

2  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest ancient site I visited. You've never been to Armenia if you havent visited this site. I was so amazed with its beauty though this used to be a pagan temple but the architectural marvel was superb. I love this place

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