With its extraordinary cave churches and tombs, it is the best-preserved and most complete representative of the overall architecture and decorative arts of the medieval Armenian monastery so far; its eclectic, pioneering and innovative architectural style has had a profound impact on the architectural form of this region.
In Armenia, a Caucasus country where monasteries are everywhere, many famous monasteries are a local landscape, attracting many international tourists, although the traffic is not very developed, it can not stop the faith of the locals.
Geghard means "holy spear", referring to the legendary spear used by Roman soldiers to pierce Jesus' body before Jesus went to the cross. This monastery was founded very early, and the purpose of its construction was to collect part of the "Holy Spear". It is said that the monastery was built in the 4th century. It means "cave church" in Armenian. It is named because most of its buildings were hewn in the rock. The monastery includes a central church, two cave churches and a royal mausoleum, which have been preserved so far. The monastery has experienced Arab destruction, Mongol destruction and Timur occupation, and has also experienced several major earthquakes. It has undergone vicissitudes and repairs. The existing rock monastery was built in the 13th century and was built by the Zakarian and Proshian families of Armenia. All the buildings of the monastery are excavated from the rock, and the space is used very cleverly.
Entering the monastery, there are many mysterious stone carvings in the church, and there are singing voices from the cave, such as the sound of heaven, bending over into the cave, there is a cave inside, a small stone hall with light from the top, four The harmony of a woman in red and two men in black echoed.
Very Xinyun came this time and heard the sounds of nature from the choir. The sound insulation is great! Although I can't understand the meaning of the lyrics, but expressing praise to God, the simple quality of Armenians is a chicken soup that can evolve the soul.
After driving to the Geghard Monastery, I saw that the parking lot was also full of cars. I finally waited for a car to leave and vacated the parking space, and quickly drove in and parked the car to take a place. The monastery was actually built in the rock, and the rock on its back was also carved with a huge cross. The golden light graced the monastery a lot. Walking into the monastery built on the hillside, you can see that many spaces inside are excavated from the rock, so this monastery also has the nickname of the cave church. The interior of the church is relatively rudimentary and there is nothing special, except that there is a spring water flowing out of the cave in one room, so there are many people waiting in line to receive the spring water. It is said that the cave singing effect in the prayer hall is very good, but unfortunately no one shouted there at the time, so I did not experience the sound of nature. Because I have to rush back to Yerevan today to return the rented car, I still need to hurry up, so I didn't stay here any more, I hurriedly walked through and looked at it, which is considered to be a visit here.
Armenia is the first country in the world to establish Christianity as the state religion. Churches and monasteries here are everywhere, each with its own charm. The Geghard Monastery is the supreme example of Armenian medieval monastery architecture and carving art. It is incredibly carved on the cliffs, layered on top of each other, like building blocks in a fairy tale world, extremely exquisite. The levels are distinct, with many chapels and small secret rooms. It is the most fascinating monastery complex I have visited in Armenia. The exquisite carvings are perfect. The works thousands of years ago still seem to be shocking today. I can imagine how exquisite it was when it was just completed. The vaulted skylight in the middle of the lobby is perforated for lighting and ventilation. The inscription on the stone tablet is still very clear after thousands of years. You know, this is a building built in 1288. Although the color is single, it is simple and simple, reflecting the absolute primitive style, and it is worthy of being a world cultural heritage.
The Geghard Monastery, located in the valley on the outskirts of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is leaning on mountains and forests. It is magnificent. The valley and the church are all natural and combined, which is amazing. Lush forests, fresh valleys and deep ravines, spring comes, and when all the flowers bloom, the canyon is a magnificent sight. The monastery was built in a valley with beautiful natural scenery and surrounded by towering cliffs. There is only one road to enter the gorge, and thousands of ancient monuments can be seen everywhere. Gelgad Monastery is the most essential place in Armenia. It is also known as the cave church, because most of its buildings are carved directly in the rock. It is the ultimate expression of Armenian medieval monastery architecture.