Saint Stepanos Monastery
|The Armenian Monastic Ensemble in Iran|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
|Criteria||ii, iii, vi|
|Inscription||2008 (32nd Session)|
The St. Stepanos Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Ստեփանոս վանք; Maghardavank Մաղարդավանք) is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northwest Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Arax river on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. It was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it.
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- Many photos from ancient buildings
- UNESCO World Heritage: Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
- Historical Churches in Iran, at Iran Chamber Society www.iranchamber.com
- Hamid-Rezā Hosseini, The Stepanous Paradise (Behesht-e Stepanous - بهشت استپانوس), in Persian, Jadid Online, November 10, 2008, .
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