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Goshavank Monastery, Gosh

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 35+ 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.
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  • Nice old on the middle of vilige Gosh. Some time it seems whenever you are in Armenia first thing youwhant to thing by yourself is this country has something special and mystic. Goshavanq is really mi...  read more »
  • Religious, cultural and education center in middle ages, one of the best Khachqars (traditional Armenian stone crosses) is there. For those who have excellent health a walking tour to Gosh lake will c...  read more »
  • The monastery is secluded in the mountains above Diližanom. Offering stunning views. The monastery buildings themselves are located on a hill above the parking lot. Note the hačhary at the entrance to the temple. Amazing work on the stone! I ponežilsâ in the sunshine on the Hill-so there was good!
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  • 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
  • Glad-I see it again!
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  • Beautiful historic site
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