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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  • We arrive at this monastery after going to Hagharsin and after a walk in the National Park. Founded in the 12th century, was an important centre of medieval culture. Lived here m. Gosh that I compile here the first Penal Code. The statue is dedicated to him at the entrance to the site. Not to be missed
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  • Solid complex monastic well nestled in the natural park of Dilijan, North of Armenia. It is composed of several buildings look more robust and powerful than many other monasteries, which suggests a more special than those important. The original construction dates from the 12th century. It was a centre of great cultural concentration in the middle ages.
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  • Another ancient monastery -- this one is in the Dilijan region, which is much greener than many areas around Yerevan. It's also within a day-trip's range of Yerevan. It's in a lovely setting, making f...  more »
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  • Old and very beautiful church. Located in centre of mountain s and forest s.
  • 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.
  • One of oldest churches.
  • Must see place in Armenia
  • This Monastery is very unusual because its located in high place surrounded by mountains and unbelievable nature.
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