Qara Kilisa

St. Thaddeus Monastery

Qara Kilisa village, 15 kilometers northeast of Chaldoran, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Visiting time:
Summer : 9 to 20 and winter 9 to 17
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Qara Kilisa

Also known as St. Thaddeus Monastery, Kara Kilise has been registered in UNESCO World Heritage as the ninth monument of the country. It is one of the most beautiful historical monuments of West Azerbaijan Province which attracts very tourist with its unique and special architecture. 
Kara Kilise is among Armenian religious monuments in Iran which has been demolished and reconstructed in different periods. A huge part of the monastery was torn down at the time of the Mongolian Changis Khan's attack for the first time. However, it was refurbished in Hulagu Khan's reign by Khawaja Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. 
Every year on June 26, Armenians around the world go to this place to visit St. Thaddeus Monastery. In addition to them, some Christian countries ambassadors who work in Iran as well as foreing toursist accompany Armenians in visitng ceremony of St. Thaddeus Monastery.

General Specifications
Qara Kilisa
Qara means (connotates) Magnificent and Glorious in Azerbaijani Turkish. (It literally means Black in Turkish)
This place dates back to the first century AD.
Special features
The combination of black and white stones on the architecture of the church has given it a certain beauty.
UNESCO World Heritage
Best time to visit
Spring and Summer
Duration of visit
One hour to one day
Similar relics and places
Saint Stepanos Monastery
Nearest tourist attractions
Tombof Sandookht, the daughter of the king of Armenia
Access route
Qara Kilisa village, 15 kilometers northeast of Chaldoran, West Azerbaijan, Iran
How to access
By personal vehicle or taxi
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Network coverage
Qara Kilisa

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