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      GANDZASAR MONASTERY

      Gandzasar (literally translated as “mountain of treasures”) is a magnificent medieval monastery located near Vank village in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Gandzasar monastery was founded in the X century and is a functioning religious center to this day. The monastery did not stop functioning from the very day of construction. Gandzasar was a spiritual and educational center. Not only representatives of the clergy, but also prominent Armenian scholars, who then were able to make a significant contribution to the development of the region, studied here. The interior of the monastery also looks impressive: the church is decorated with skillfully executed sculptures depicting people and different animals. You can see old khachkars and monastery buildings erected at different times on the territory of the monastic complex.

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      How to get Gandzasar monastery from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Gandzasar monastery by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Gandzasar monastery the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Gandzasar

      The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Gandzasar monastery depends on the weather conditions.

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