Day tour: Yerevan - Haghpat - Sanahin Monasteries

Cultural & Theme Tours in Armenia
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Tour description

It’s a pleasure to welcome to Silk Road Armenia Travel Agency.Come to explore Armenia and you will be the guests of snow-covered mountains, green boundless valleys, dense forests and other miracles of virgin nature. In Armenia you can become the witness of immortal architectural monuments, unprecedented culture, the living tracks of Great Silk Road, eastern hospitality, unique national cuisine, fascinating folk music and dance and warm family atmosphere.You can learn about local culture and religion during visits to two monasteries, Haghpat and Sanahin. The monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin are closely connected, and located within 20 minutes of drive from each other. Legend says that both monasteries were built by father and son Masons, with Sanahin having been built earlier by the father. The major church in Haghpat Complex – St. Nshan or the Holy Cross – was built in 976, and the main church in the Sanahin Complex was built some 30 years earlier.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Haghpatavank, Haghpat, Lori ProvinceThe two monastic complexes of Haghpat and Sanahin are a serial property situated in the Lori Marz (region) of Armenia. Dating to the 10th to 13th centuries, the functional role, location and stylistic characteristics were taken into consideration during the construction of each new building. As a result, an asymmetrical but volumetrically balanced, harmonious and integrated complex was built, one which is in harmony with the picturesque landscape. The two monasteries represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture between the 10th and 13th centuries. This unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasus.Duration: 10 hoursStop At: Sanahin Monastery, Alaverdi, Lori ProvinceThe two monastic complexes of Haghpat and Sanahin are a serial property situated in the Lori Marz (region) of Armenia. Dating to the 10th to 13th centuries, the functional role, location and stylistic characteristics were taken into consideration during the construction of each new building. As a result, an asymmetrical but volumetrically balanced, harmonious and integrated complex was built, one which is in harmony with the picturesque landscape. The two monasteries represent the highest flowering of Armenian religious architecture between the 10th and 13th centuries. This unique style developed from a blending of elements of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and the traditional vernacular architecture of the Caucasus.Duration: 10 hours

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide service
  • Bottled water
  • Maps
  • Professional driver
  • Entry/Admission - Haghpatavank
  • Entry/Admission - Sanahin Monastery

What's not included

  • Meals