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Goshavank Monastery, Gosh

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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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  • If you are in Dilijan area, this would be a good monastery to visit - not the most impressive in terms of view and architecture- hence give it a miss if it is out of the way. There are good souvenir s...  more »
  • A good day trip out of Yerevan goes to the churches at Lake Sevan and to the former monastery complexes of Haghartsin and Goshavank. The last one is the furthest away and the driver might ask, if one ...  more »
  • For a traveller like me who is looking for a historical churches... Goshavank is one place you have to visit in Armenia. You will find best architectural design of the church. Best scenery both the ou...  more »
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  • Beautiful place that offers a nice panorama.
  • So many turist, But we have been there on sunday.
  • Being reconstructed now.
  • Must seeing in the region. Interesting, old an historically significant complex.
  • Great place

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Where to stay in Gosh

Gosh has little to offer by way of accommodations, so most opt to make day excursions from one of the larger urban areas to the little lakeside monastery town. About a 30-minute drive to the west, Dilijan offers a good set of lodgings, with a range of guesthouses, boutique hotels, and simple hotels to choose from. The capital, Yerevan, is only an hour and a half away, and offers by far the greatest choice of accommodations in the country, with hotels large and small, guesthouses, apartment rentals, and hostels all located close to the town center.
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