Noravank

Noravank Monastery - Khor Virap Cave - Magil Cave


Useful Information

Location: From Areni to the south, after 1km turn right and follow theroad through a gorge to the end. At Noravank Monastery, to the right of the entrance of the tympanum.
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Classification:  Karst cave.
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Bibliography: O. Khalpakhchian (1980): Architectural Ensembles of Armenia, Moscow, Iskusstvo Publishers, in Russian.
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History

 
1227main church of St. Karapet built.
1339two-storied sepulchre church to the south of the complex built.
1999monastery completely reconstructed and reopened.

Description

Noravank Monastery is definitely well worth a visit, but as showcaves.com is dedicated to subterranean sights, the true reason why it is listed here are stalactite caves within the grounds of the monastery. They were discovered recently and are shown to the visitors of the monastery.

Outside the monastery, are several small caves. Magil cave is the biggest one, located in the gorge, to the left of the paved path to the monastery. Smaller caves, rock shelters, called Trchuneri Karayr (bird cave) are located at the entrance to the gorge. Here Bronze Age child burials were discovered.


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