Geghard Monastery

Geghard Monastery

Գեղարդավանք (Geghard Monastery)

Landscape

Towering cliffs surrounding the monastery, part of the Azat River gorge

Monastic complex

Chapel carved in rock

Column of the gavit/vestry /narthex

Flamboyant ceiling

Eternal flames

Candles in the gavit & door leading to the nave

Relics

Altar of the main church

Zhamatun

High relief

Katoghike Chapel

Dome of Katoghike Chapel

Crosses

Ornaments

Stalactite ceiling

Apse

Interior decoration

Obscure

Arches

Church door

Surroundings

Main church

Carved out chapel & khachkars

S. Astvatsatsin Church

S. Astvatsatsin

Chapel

Khachkar

Shallow shelves in the cliff onto which people try to throw pebbles in order to make their wish come true

Trying her luck

Chapel

Chapel caves

Carvings

Khachkars

Dome

Upper Jhamatun

Decorated pillar

Tombs of Merik and Grigor

Jamatun (zhamatun) – first rock-cut chamber

Khachkars

Chasm

Hewed in massive solid rock

View of Gegrad Monastery

Cave

Poppy

Blockade

Chapel of St. Grigor

Red little gift

Fresh air & green nature

Chapel’s altar

Geghard Monastery

South façade and drum of Surp Astvatsatsin

Relief

Bird

Portal to St. Astvatsatsin

Churchkhela

Goodies

Memorial

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