Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Criterion (ii): The monastery of Geghard, with its remarkable rock-cut churches and tombs, is an exceptionally well preserved and complete example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture and decorative art, with many innovatory features which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in the region.
The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of Armenian medieval architecture. The complex of medieval buildings is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley.
|Mr. Taron Margaryan|
|City of Yerevan|
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|Mme Vergine Simonyan|
Chief expert of the Foreign Relations
|Department of the Municipality of Yerevan|