Saturday, June 7, 2014

Khor Virap monastery in Armenia

The Khor Virap is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia, near the border with Turkey. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos.

Thank you a lot, Patrik!


  1. I have a postcard showing this place, too, but a different angle. It looks like a splendid place.

  2. It's really wonderful place! After this postcard I started to think about visiting it one day :)

    1. No surprise, it looks totally stunning :) Would love to go there myself, too.

    2. I am glad, you like it Olga :)
      And you should definitly visit this's wonderful and the Armenian people are extremely friendly!

  3. Hi Olga,
    What a very interesting monastery postcard you shared here. I checked out Wiki and its etymology is: The place of imprisonment "virap nerk'in" came to be known as the Virap or khor (deep), 'virap' meaning the "Bottom most pit". I don’t think I may be able to visit this in my lifetime, so I am glad to have at least seen it through the postcard given to you by Patrik.
    I visited an online stamp catalogue I always go to and found one of the stamps shown in this postcard. It was issued in November 19, 2013 entitled Capitals of Armenia.