Monasteries and Temples

Armenia is one of the first countries in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. After that important historical event, many churches and monasteries were built throughout the country. Many of them stand to this day, admiring us by their majestic and at the same time modest architecture, reminding us of the events of bygone years. Armenians respect their religious heritage, and if you want to get in closer touch with the soul of the nation, you should definitely visit some of the temples. Below you will find information about the most important religious monuments of the country.

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The Yererouk Basilica is located in the village of Yererouk (Anipemza), near the Akhuryan River, Shirak region. The basilica was built in the second half of the V century by the pr...
The church of Tsiranavor is located on a cliff, on the banks of the Kasakh River. It was built in the V century; unfortunately, the church is in ruins, and only stone supports hold...
The church of St. Stepanos or Lmbatavank is located on the northwestern slope of the Shirak plateau, 2 km from the town of Artik. The cross-domed basilica with an octagonal tower w...
Jukhtak Monastery is located 3 km away from the resort town of Dilijan, on the slope of the mountain. The monastery was built in the XII-XIII centuries. ts name “jukhtak” is transl...
Armenia, as the world’s first Christian country, is extremely rich in monuments of spiritual culture. The Monastery of Noravank – the pearl of Armenian medieval architecture – is o...
The monastery of Odzun is located in the north of the country, on the territory of ancient settlements. The region is famous for its historical monuments like Sanahin Monastery and...
The monastery of Khor Virap embodies the unquenchable longing of the entire Armenian people about their historical homeland and the biblical Mount Ararat. As if by a twist of fate,...
The monastery of Ovanavank is located near Ashtarak town, in the village of Ovanavan. The complex is located on the edge of the gorge, from where opensis a beautiful view of Ashtar...
Shoghakat Church is another architectural masterpiece of Echmiadzin town along with the temples of Surb Hripsime and Surb Gayane. Shoghakat Church was built relatively recently in...
The Saint Gayane Church is located in Echmiadzin town – the religious center of Armenia. The church was built by the order of Catholicos Ezra in 630. The place for the church was n...
The VII century temple of Saint Hripsime is located at the entrance to Etchmiadzin town and immediately attracts attention with its majesty. The name of the church is connected wit...
In the North of Armenia (Lori region, Alaverdi town), there is one of the most famous monastery complexes called Haghpat. Haghpat Monastery was included in the list of monuments of...
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