Mekhitarist Monastery of Venice

Local nameAbate Mechitar
LocationVenice, Italy

Originally, the island was used as a leper colony where the ill were kept so the disease would not spread. In the 18th century, it was transformed into a monastery which became an important centre of Armenians in Italy. One of the highlights of the monastery is definitely the library with its spectacular manuscripts.

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Opening hours

Guided tour only: daily at 3:25 pm


Adults: €6
Children, students: €3

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +39 41 526 0104

Address Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30170 Venice, Italy

Coordinates 45°24'43.635" N 12°21'37.86" E

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