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Sevanavank / Sevan Monastery - Gegharkunik Province (Armenia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 40° 33.829 E 045° 00.645
38T E 500910 N 4490338
Quick Description: Early medieval complex of Sevanavank (Sevan Monastery), settled in beautiful pictoresque landscape at Sevan Lake, belongs among the most visited places in Armenia...
Location: Armenia
Date Posted: 9/22/2013 5:49:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ4EC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Long Description:

Early medieval complex of Sevanavank (Sevan Monastery), settled in beautiful pictoresque landscape at Sevan Lake, belongs among the most visited places in Armenia.

Sevanavank is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the eastern Armenian province of Gegharkunik, not far from the town of Sevan. According to an inscription in one of the churches, it was founded in 874 AD. Originally Sevanavank was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 m, and the island transformed into a peninsula. At the southern shore of this newly created peninsula, a guesthouse of the Armenian Writers' Union was built. The eastern shore is occupied by the Armenian president's summer residence, while the monastery's still active seminary moved to newly constructed buildings at the northern shore of the peninsula.

Due to easier accessibility (once it became a peninsula), good highway and railway connections with the Armenian capital Yerevan, a well-developed tourist industry in the nearby town of Sevan, and its picturesque location (although less picturesque than it was before the lake level drop), Sevanavank is one of the most visited tourism sights in Armenia. [wiki]

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Hours of Operation:
24/7/365


Admission Prices:
free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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