Goshavank Monastery, Gosh

Admire a pearl of Armenian medieval architecture with exquisite stone carvings at Goshavank Monastery, a huge 12th-century orthodox monastery complex on the hillside above Lake Gosh. Explore some of the world’s finest examples of Armenian cross-tones, or "khachkars" (memorial steles with a cross), a craft protected by UNESCO. Visit two churches within the complex, as well as admiring a bell tower with a book depository, elegant vaults, and pointed arches. Light a candle for lost souls and admire the carved, lacy ornaments decorating the numerous steles. A shrine to the monastery’s founder, Mkhitar Gosh, sits nearby, providing a scenic view of this marvelous stone structure nestled at the bottom of the hills. To visit Goshavank Monastery and get the most from your holiday in Gosh, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gosh tour planner.
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  • Visited here in the company of friends! A magnificent architectural and spiritual pleasure. Surrounded by the wonderful prirodny ...
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  • The views of the facility is especially beautiful at the end of a hike began at Lake Parz. The monastery has high art / historical significance.
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  • This is a hidden gem. It's a great day trip from Yerevan - located in the village of Gosh. This monastery was named in honor of Mkhitar Gosh. He was an Armenian scholar, writer, public figure, thinker...  more »
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  • This is must see place in Armenia. Goshavank is a 12th century Armenian monastery located in the village of Gosh in the Tavush Province, not far from Dilijan and Ijevan. It is a big monasterial complex with incredible architecture. Some parts of it, possibly, from pre-christian  times. The road to the monastery is good.
  • This Monastery is very unusual because its located in high place surrounded by mountains and unbelievable nature.
  • Today the monastery is not a functioning religious complex, although it remains a popular tourist destination and has recently undergone some light restoration.
  • Beautiful place that offers a nice panorama.
  • Beautiful monastery

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