Haghartsin Monastery

Hidden in a verdant valley 13 km northeast of Dilijan, Haghartsin ('Dance of the Eagles') was built between the 10th and 13th centuries.

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Restored in the 2010, the 10th century Haghartsin monastery, recalls the medieval Armenian kingdom at its height. The complex lies in lush forested mountains 12km to the east of Dilijan and is comprised of four churches, two chapels, a huge dining hall and multiple khachkars. The architecture of the dining hall is particularly noteworthy and is considered to be an outstanding exemplar of its type. The oldest sundial in Armenia, which shows when it is time to pray, can be found on one of the walls of the monastery. The monastery has a small photo exposition in the dining hall and a resident priest who sometimes conducts tours.