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Goshavank Monastery, Gosh

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Put Goshavank Monastery into our Gosh tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Gosh.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is 12th century monastery with spiritual atmosphere located in the center of the beautiful nature .  more »
  • This historical church is located in the heart of nature and beautiful village Complete your journey in Dilijan by going to this monastery  more »
  • As most monasteries, this one is nicely located. It has a nicely carved portal and a very nice 13th century needlework katchkar. Inside the main church most walls are covered with text, even the wall ...  more »
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  • Must seeing in the region. Interesting, old an historically significant complex.
  • Great place
  • Good road to monastery. Parking costs - 200 dram. There're few cafes nearby, souvenir shops and a small hotel
  • Great place to check out if you are in Armenia. You can meet pastor ter Sargis over there. We prayed and sang together. Great personality. I love Armenia...
  • Sublime