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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​​​​​​​At the distance of 2 km from Ashtarak town, in the village of Mughni, there is a monastery of Mughni, a small paradise hidden from the eyes. The monastery was built in the X...
The Armenian paradise of Tavush region is rich in both natural and historical monuments. The monastery complex of Haghartsin, one of the wonders of Armenian medieval architecture,...
In the Shirak region, in the village of Harich, there is another example of medieval architecture, the monastery Harichavank. The village itself is one of the oldest settlements of...
The medieval monastic complex of Goshavank is located 15 km away from the resort town of Dilijan. Built in the XII-XIII centuries, the monastery was once the most important spiritu...
Monastery Marmashen, the second major complex in the Shirak region, is located 10 km from the city of Gyumri. The monastery is located in the beautiful valley of the river Akhuryan...
One of the most important medieval attractions of Armenia – the monastery complex of Kecharis – is hidden in the high picturesque mountains. It is located on the slope of the Pamba...
Dadivank Monastery can be truly considered the heart of the Caucasus. This is a unique landmark, an important part of the religion. The monastery complex is located in Artsakh (Nag...
Gandzasar Monastery, headed by the Church of St. John the Baptist, is the most significant shrine of Nagorno-Karabakh. The monastery of Gandzasar, as well as hundreds of other anci...
The monastery complex of Geghard is one of the most outstanding sights in Armenia. Nearly any tour to the historic sites of Armenia starts with this ancient monastery! If an Armeni...
Gndevank Monastery of X-XI centuries is located in the gorge of the Arpa River and is surrounded by one the most picturesque landscapes in Armenia. The road to the monastery is rat...
Sevanavank Monastery located on the Sevan peninsula is one of the most famous historical and cultural monuments in Armenia. The location of the monastery is truly fascinating: bein...
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