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Sanahin is said to be the older monastery (its name in Armenian translates into "this one is older than that one").

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How to reach

The Monastery is in Lori marz, in Alaverdi. To get there from Yerevan, take the M3 highway to and pass Vanadzor, then continue northeast on the M3 to the first bridge at Alaverdi city.It is about 170 km from Yerevan, or 2.5-3 hours from Yerevan.


Sanahin was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996.