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Far Northeast

Two unconnected brick towers are all that remain of a once important 9th-century bridge that formerly straddled the Arpaçay, the river that now forms the Turkish-Armenian border. It was originally a two-level structure, with a lower storey for caravans and an upper walkway for pedestrians. The ruins are off limits but attractively visible from the Manuçehr Camii.

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1. Ani Cathedral

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Completed in 1010, the grassy-roofed cathedral is the largest building among the Ani ruins. The building's elegantly finished stone walls are relatively…

2. Manuçehr Camii

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Ani's 1072 Manuçehr Camii was built by the Seljuk Turks, using Armenian architects and artisans, creating a stylistic blend in what is considered to have…

3. Convent of the Virgins

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Out of bounds just above Arpaçay gorge, this complex of ruins is most notable for the dainty, serrated-domed chapel (probably 11th-century) enclosed by a…

4. Ebu'l Muammeran Camii

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The most substantial remnant of this 11th-century mosque is its minaret, now lying on its side with the spiral stairs inside clearly visible. It was…

5. Church of Grigor Pahlavuny

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A well-preserved central landmark in the heart of the Ani plateau, this rotunda-shaped church with a conical roof was built in about 980 for the wealthy…

6. Church of St Prkitch

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7. Küçük Hamam

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Near the Church of St Prkitch are the excavated remnants of this late 11th-century bathhouse.

8. Kervansaray

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The Church of the Holy Apostles (Arak Elots Kilisesi) dates from 1031, but after the Seljuks took the city in 1064 they added a gateway with a fine dome…