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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  • The participating in trips organized by travel agency in Erevan. Difficult to visit with individuals located in mountain village. It is a monastery built in the 12th and 13th centuries. Time is recommended to afford.
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  • Very beautiful place. I reminded the Alpine meadows. By the number of photos on the feedback-this is objectively the impressive beauty of the place. Here is the most beautiful Cross. You can see the master very tried in his performance. Mhitaru Gosha monument stands directly opposite the entrance to the Church. Code of laws, which he published was the Foundation of many legal systems. In the Armenian diaspora until recently used these laws to solve internal differences. Remember me and birds warble under the dome of the Church.
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  • Visited a church with a friend.. everything; the nature of the local population, and the course itself is an architectural monument. all advise, not regret.
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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.
  • This Monastery is very unusual because its located in high place surrounded by mountains and unbelievable nature.
  • This place is open 9.30 - 18.30.
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