Friday - Gegard

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Next stop was the monastery of Gegard where we were entertained to some church singing. This monastery had many chapels, many of them carved out of the rock and with no or very few windows. The singing took place in one cavern where the echo was 40 seconds long.

Some important Russians (Minister of defense) and their KGB body guards hijacked the performance. Putin was apparently in town because of the 1700 year celebrations of Christianity in Armenia.

The Monastery was in lovely surroundings with woods and cliffs, and water falls surrounding it.
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View of the road up to the monastery. In the car park we were entertained by singing minstrels The Monastery
The choir in the cavern singing The Monastery