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      Makravank is an Armenian church-complex located in the Hrazdan, Kotayk Province. The monastic complex includes a half-ruined 11th-century chapel. The 13th-century church dedicated to Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) has a circular tambour and a conical cupola. The complex also includes the lower walls of the gavit and a medieval cemetery. According to a legend, one of the invader shahs made a decision to destroy the monastery and build a bridge of the stones of the church. The people of the village were against this and managed to make the shah to change his mind. And due to this monastery it is also given ‘’Shah Ghutura’’ name, i.e. able to change the shah’s mind.

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      How to get Makravank Monastery from Yerevan?

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

      Weather in Makravank

      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 Makravank Monastery depends on the weather conditions.

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