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Inside Akhtala Monastery | by anii579/ Ani_in Lebanon
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Inside Akhtala Monastery

Inside, it's quite impressive. I haven't seen so many frescoes in any other monastery in Armenia. They're planning to start renovation works soon, so hopefully one day we'll see this place in its original beauty.

I couldn't catch more than this with my lens, so that's where I understood it's high time to get new ones :)


Akhtala is a 10th-century fortified Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the town of Akhtala 185 kilometers north of Yerevan. The fortress played a major role in protecting the north-western regions of Armenia and is among the most well preserved of all in modern Armenia. The main church at the compound is famous for its highly artistic frescoes, which cover the inside walls, the partitions, and the bearings of the building. The modern name of Akhtala was first recorded in a royal decree of 1438. The etymology of the name is believed to be of Turkic origin, meaning “white glade”.


Thanks for your visit and have a great day!

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Taken on August 17, 2012