Geghard

North east of Garni, higher up the Azat Gorge, sits the Geghard Monastery. Its cathedral was constructed in 1215 though the monastery had been around for hundreds of years before that. Geghard is also known for its excellent acoustics. Climb the stone steps to the left of the church and enter a chamber. The sounds reverberate such that a single voice can sound like a choir. Geghard is predated by Airivank, translating as “cave monastery” and there are plenty of caves to explore in the vicinity though sadly nothing remains of the original monastery.