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Tatev Monastery-Khndzoresk (Cave town)

The Tatev Monastery

 

The Tatev Monastery is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery located on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River.

According to tradition, Tatev Monastery is named after Eustateus, a disciple of St. Thaddeus the Apostle, who preached and was martyred in this region.

Popular etymology includes a legend telling of an event that is tied to the construction of the main church, where an apprentice secretly climbs to the top of its steeple intending to place a cross of his own design. However, the apprentice is spotted by his master during his descent. Shocked by his discovery, the apprentice loses his foothold and falls into the abyss as he calls upon God to grant him wings, which, in Armenian is: “Ta Tev”.

In the 14th and 15th centuries, the monastery hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev.

Wings of Tatev, a cableway from Tatev to Halidzor village was opened in October 2010. It was included in the Guinness World Records as world's "longest non-stop double track cable car."

 

Khndzoresk

 

Khndzoresk is a village in the South-East of Armenia, in the province of Syunik. The main attraction of the city is the "cave city".  Here people lived in the caves until 1958.

In 2012 there was built "Swinging Bridge" over the gorge that connects the two banks of the old village Khndzoresk. The height of the bridge is 63 meters and its length is 160 metres.

 

 

Duration: 11-12 hours

Price of group and individual excursions

(The price is written on the transportation regardless the number of the participents)

 

Price without a guide
1-3 pers.4-6 pers.up to 7 pers.
- USD
- USD
on request
Price with a guide
1-3 pers.4-6 pers.up to 7 pers.
- USD - USD on request
 
The price does not include:
  • entrance tickets to the historical and cultural centers;

   

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