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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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  • This historical church is located in the heart of nature and beautiful village Complete your journey in Dilijan by going to this monastery 
  • The monastery is situated in the mountains above Dilizhanom. 10-15 minutes by taxi from Dilijan. Go here, I think, be sure to not only to all who rest in Dilijan or passing through these places, but also for those who are interested in Armenian history and culture of the Armenian people. The monastery was founded by Mhitarom Goshom at the end of year 12. Was one of the largest cultural, educational and religious centers of medieval Armenia. On the territory of the monastery, in addition to churches, there are also several beautiful stones. Mhitaru Gosha monument here. But besides all that, when standing near the monastery, all with wonderful views. The only negative part of the monastery now restored, and day working knock their masters with hammers, breaking the silence and peace of the Church, and directly behind the monument of Mkhitar gosh worth some white wagon-House of these workers, which could at least put a little away from the monument. But all of this, naturally, temporarily, until the end of the restoration. Go, you won't regret it.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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