The Adır Church Monastery

The Adır Church Monastery

The Adır Church Monastery

Are you ready? We're going to the biggest island in Van! Let's take a look at the 700-year history of the church monastery named after the island, let's go... Van and its environs have been used as buffer zones since the beginning of time due to their geopolitical position. It also hosts many civilizations and carries traces of each of its cultures. Adır Church Monastery is one of the oldest monuments, in this city where all the landscapes are lit up with historical monuments. The Monastery of Adır Church was originally built as a monastery in 1305. Altough it was planned with a cross, three centuries after its construction, the church of St. Georges and 150 years later the chapel and the congregational house (jamatun) were added to the monastery. The nine-part jamatun has a square plan. The church monastery retains its splendor even though it has walls that have succumbed to time in its seven-century history. Van, who was in the land where civilization began and where the first people lived; welcomes guests with its lake, its historical monuments on its hills, its beauty of its people and the richness of its culture.

The Adır Church MonasteryThe Adır Church Monastery


  • leylakorkmazz
    07.12.2022 06:41

    Adır adasında bulunan güzel manzaraya sahip bir kilise

  • caglakara
    19.07.2022 08:55

    güzel antik bir kilise. Dışarıdan çok iyi gozukmese de içindeki tarihi dokunuslar insanı etkiliyor.


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