Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Armenia  /  Tavush Province  /  Gosh  /  Sightseeing  /  Goshavank Monastery

Goshavank Monastery, Gosh

(4.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Gosh itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Gosh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Gosh by other users

31 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM GREECE May, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Tbilisi & Armenia BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Armenia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES January, relaxing, romantic, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Armenia & Georgia BY A USER FROM LEBANON September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Having seen many monasteries in Armenia this is certainly one of those who have less interest in my opinion. It has a rather neglected aspect and need enough restoration as a whole. Called the voltage as much to build one of the churches of used a base of a structure ciclopea of 2000 years old that no one seems to know that it was used at the time and that it is also quite neglected
    View original
  • 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 »
Google
  • Must seeing in the region. Interesting, old an historically significant complex.
  • 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...
  • Magnificent
  • One of the most interesting monasteries of Armenia.
    View original