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Reviewed 5 days ago

Haghartsin Monastery not far from the forest town of Dilijan.Road heading to monastery is so cute.You go through the Dilijan National Park.Stop in the middle of the road to take an amazing photos.Monastery has the Best view in May and in snowy winter .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rubenarmenia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was quite a pretty Monastery, however it is a bit of a drive to get to. In summer there are places you could picnic on your way up or down to the Monastery, in winter it’s a bit chilly. I liked this stop though...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Apurv9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the beautiful monastery we visited. We were lucky to visit this monastery at a sunny day and we managed to take many beautiful photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hankwang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told the name Haghardsin litterally meant dance of the eagles (khagh Artsvin).Beautiful church and nicely renovated (thanks to the donations of an good hearted arab, ruler of Sharjah). Beautiful architecture! V.E

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vahe E
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A must see monastery in the "Alps" of Armenia. It is so different here with the forest as compared with the rocky terrain for most of the other monasteries of Armenia. Its name comes from "hagh" (play) and "artsin" (eagle, a form of the actual...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It was an awesome experience having visited this monastery. It was old but was reconstructed by the aid of Shaikh of UAE. There you could see a thousand old tree but unluckily was burned in 2015 but still remnants and roots was still there. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mumu D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is another charming and ancient monastery in Armenia. This one is set among woods, and has been well restored. You don't have to climb many steps to enter it, either (as you do at some others). We enjoyed walking around and taking it all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The old monastery complex is built within the forest, so beautiful and exciting, nice views - make sure to have camera with you as you can do really nice shots.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Apetr2
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Best to have a vehicle isn't easy to get there without a car. Haghartsin monastery is situated breathtakingly beautiful in the woods. Is by far the most beautiful monastery we've seen in Armenia, but also the most visited. So expected the crowds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Nice chruch and go for a walk to the lake through the mountain and forest but get a guide so you don't get lost.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mandy: don't worry a bit about your knees, the monastery is directly on the road. Hardly any stairs at all. Tour buses were there, though I don't know if they were private or public transportation from town. Best bet is... More
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