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The monastery was famous for its relics, including the Relics of apostles Andrew and John, donated in the 12th century, and as recorded in the 1250s, the relic that gave it its present name, The Lance, the spear believed to have pierced the side of Christ on the cross.

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How to reach

Geghard Monastery is about 40 minutes east from central Yerevan. Take the Garni-Geghard highway and follow our signs to the monastery complex.