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      Hovhannavank monastery rises majestically above a steep cliff. The size and complicated architectural structure of the monastery make it a distinctive historical monument constructed in the Middle Ages. The monastery was established by the first Catholicos of Armenia Gregory the Illuminator who buried John (Hovhannes) the Baptist’s relics in this location. So that is why the monastery  was called “Hovhannavank”. The most ancient part of the monastery complex is St. Karapet church. The distinctive characteristic of Hovhannavank is the compact arrangement of the buildings around the dominant building.

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      How to get Hovhannavank monastery from Yerevan?

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

      Weather in Hovhannavank

      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 Hovhannavank monastery depends on the weather conditions.

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