Excursion to Haghpat, Sanahin, Dsegh

Haghpat

Duration: 12hrs

 

  Price without guide 

 

  Price with guide  

 

Car (max. 3 passengers)   60 000 AMD   80 000 AMD
Minivan (max. 7 passengers)   70 000 AMD   90 000 AMD

 

One of the most ancient attractions of Lori, Haghpat Monastery was built in the 10th through 13th centuries.

The Monastery was once one of the largest centres of science, with a rich collection of manuscripts. It had premises for copying library manuscripts, plus cafeterias and universities.
One of the handful of Armenian khachkars to feature Jesus Christ is on display at Haghpat Monastery. The relatively soft stone allowed for detailed carving, and once finished, the khachkar was dyed a brilliant red, using a dye made from crushed insects.

Haghpat Monastery was a large scientific center, with a rich collection of manuscripts, plus places for copying and studying. Monks could study medicine, astronomy, music, literature, and more at Haghpat. Haghpat is now under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site.

 

Sanahin

Sanahin Monastery is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia.

More often than not, Armenia will blow your mind with its diverse array of mountains, gorgeous, and rich natural places. Another thing that will blow your mind is its cultural heritage and historic masterpieces of architecture. Sanahin Monastery is a prime example.

Located in Sanahin village close to Alaverdi in the north of Armenia, you will find Sanahin Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Monastery that allows you to escape to an ancient world the moment you enter it. Founded in the 10th-century by King Ashot III Voghormats, Sanahin Monastery is the oldest of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Northern Armenia. From the exact translation, Sanahin means “this one is older than that one” referring to Haghpat Monastery.

Legends state that the facility was actually founded in the 4th-century as other constructions were built there throughout that time. Sanahin is not a simple, stand-alone church, but it is rather a compilation of five churches that during its prime in the 12th to 13th centuries, was a school of calligraphers, philosophers, illuminators, and scientists. It was also an active book depository amongst other things.

 

 

Dsegh

Village Dsegh is located in the northern part of the Repablic of Armenia, in the administrative are of Lori province.

History of Dsegh includes hundreds of years. The village was founded before our census of which there are many testimonies, such as “Drnavor er”, “Tsak kar” and other caves, which were used as accommodations.

The name “Dsegh”, for the first time was mentioned by Hakob G Ssetsi Catholicos at the beginning of the 15-th century, who mentioned Dsegh as a taxpayer of Sanahin Monastery at 1404-1411 years. Dsegh culture is different from the villages of the region. Dsegh is rich of cultural monuments. There are many valuable khachkars (cross stones) chaplains and monasteries in the village. Saved the mosaic floor of the bath dating from the early Middle Ages, the ruins of basilica church (654 year) with Ethnographic museum, St. Grigor Lusavorich Monastery built by Mamikonian princes, the cemetery rich of cross stones and monuments (VII – XIII centuries), cross stones (XI century).

Near the village there are Karasnits Mankants monastery (Monastery of forty children or Monastery of forty saints, X-XI centuries) and Bardzrakash St. Gregory Monastery, which is built by Mamikonyans (XII – XIII centuries), Sirun Khach cross stone.

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