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Goshavank Monastery, Gosh
(4.9/5 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.
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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 »
  • Here all the churches look alike (in Armenia there was the stylistic evolution that we see in Western Europe), all are of dark stone, with an interior practically bare of decorations. Yet each has its own particularities and to discover ...
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  • This is one of the most spiritual places in Armenia. Driving through the mountains, you appear in a very unique place. Very nice church with a very special atmosphere. You can buy souvenirs and specia...  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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