|Historical site:||Sevanavank Monastery|
|Location:||Europe > Armenia > Lake Sevan|
The Historical Site
What should we know?
|Name in local script:||Սևանավանք|
|Also known as:||Sevan Monastery, Sevanavank’ vank’y|
|Environment type:||hill, lake, mountain, peninsula, rock|
|Location type:||rural, town, village|
What can we see or do there?
|Services:||bathrooms, Sevanavank Restaurant|
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||Armenian Dram (AMD)|
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How long should it take us?
|Average time taken:||45 minutes|
|High season:||July, August|
|Low season:||January, February|
How can we get in contact?
|Country calling code:||+374|
What are the numbers and averages?
|The Sevanavank Monastery complex, which includes not only the main monastery but also the Holy Mother of God Church, is one of the most popular touristic sights in Armenia. Come on a summer’s day and you’ll find the peninsula this complex rests upon bustling with tourists, but come at other times of year (such as in the winter) and you might find that you have this spot all to yourself. Set picturesquely and peacefully overlooking Lake Sevan, with relatively easy access from Yerevan – and with some noteworthy khachgars too, it’s no wonder that Sevanavank has become somewhat of a picture-postcard attraction.|
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|Pay careful attention to the interesting khatchgar inside the main monastery. There’s what appears to be a dread-headed Jesus and scenes depicting the classic biblical stories. A member of staff will be happy to explain this to you in Russian, and will be happier still to receive a donation of say AMD500 per person.|
|Consider visiting here from Yerevan on a private taxi tour, including the sights of Hyravank Monastery and the Noratus Khachkars Cemetery.|
|The area below the monastery is much better facilitated than at most similar sites in Armenia, with numerous restaurants on offer such as Sevanavank Restaurant. Don’t expect good value for money here though or particularly friendly touts.|
|There are toilets on and around this site, but you’ll be expected to pay AMD200 for the pleasure of using them.|
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