Armenian Angels A Cappella at the Geghard Monastery (VIDEO)

Armenian Angels A Cappella at the Geghard Monastery (VIDEO)

Carved into the side of a mountain, UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery is one of the most fascinating monuments in Armenia. In a remote spot beside the Azat River at the foot of soaring rocky cliffs, the monastery’s main church was built in the 13th century. Other chapels and monastic cells were carved directly into the rock behind the church. The walls of the caves and chapels are decorated in masterful carvings, and numerous khachkar, intricately carved stone crosses distinct to Armenia, dot the hillside.

Geghard Monastery blends beautifully with the surrounding mountains Photo: Richard Fejfar

Geghard Monastery blends beautifully with the surrounding mountains
Photo: Richard Fejfar

Here, in one of the rock chapels, the acoustics make a small a cappella ensemble sound like a choir of angels.

You can hear an a cappella performance in this haunting Armenian World Heritage Site on MIR’s small group journey, Treasures of the South Caucasus.

 

Travel to Armenia with MIR

MIR has 30 years of experience hand-crafting tours to Armenia and the South Caucasus. MIR’s full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise has twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

You can travel with MIR to Armenia and the other South Caucasus countries — Armenia and Azerbaijan — on one of these small group tours:


You can also visit Armenia on a custom private journey or one of MIR’s hand-crafted private independent travel itineraries:


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Chat with a MIR destination specialist about travel to Armenia by phone (1-800-424-7289) or email today. 

 

Top Photo: A performance inside Geghard Monastery is a highlight on any trip to Armenia; Photo: Jake Smith

PUBLISHED: July 6, 2016

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