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      HAGHPAT MONASTERY

      Built in the 10th century, the Haghpat Monastery served as a location for rewriting books and teaching theology, painting and multiple humanities. The monastery was also home to an excellent Armenian theologian, philosopher and poet Hovhannes Imastaser, who, according to legend, was also renowned for his writings and works in Georgia. As an Armenian calendar reformer, Hovhannes developed his “immovable version” in which he organised all events and holidays in the church. In his favourite pastime, he indulged in reading, staying in a cell without food all day. The legendary Armenian poet Sayat-Nova lived in Haghpat Monastery for some time. The monastic complex is made up of several churches, a bell tower,a porch,  a book depository and a refectory constructed at various times.

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      How to get Haghpat monastery from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Haghpat 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 Haghpat monastery the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in Haghpat

      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 Haghpat monastery depends on the weather conditions.

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