Jolfa (Julfa) City

Saint Stepanos Monastery - Jolfa (Julfa)
Jolfa is in the northwest of East Azarbaijan Province (Azarbaijan Sharghi) and the Aras River flows through the north of which, near the borders of Iran and the Republic of Azarbayjan and Armenia. Jolfa being the capital city of the township, located 150 km. from Tabriz. It has warm summers and moderate winters due to its relief, rainfall and vegetation are scanty.

The Saint Stepanos Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Ստեփանոս վանք, Surb Stepanos Vank, also known in Armenian as Maghardavank (Մաղարդավանք), is an Armenian monastery located about 15 km northwest of the city of Julfa. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Araxes, on the Iranian side of the border between Iran and Nakhchivan. It was originally built in the ninth century, and was rebuilt during the Safavid era, after being damaged through wars and earthquakes.
It is part of the Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, which are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Saint Stepanos Monastery - Jolfa (Julfa)
Jolfa (Julfa)
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Asiab Kharabeh Waterfall - Jolfa (Julfa)
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Saint Stepanos Monastery - Jolfa (Julfa)
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Saint Stepanos Monastery - Jolfa (Julfa)
Saint Stepanos Monastery - Jolfa (Julfa)
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Category: Caravanserais
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