Feel the power of Armenian architecture!
From any hotel of Yerevan
Get in touch with Armenian monasteries!
To enjoy the nature of Armenia spend the morning on a tour to Lake Sevan, where the 4th century monastery of Sevanavank is waiting for you. Sevanavank was built by the Armenian Princess Mariam to honor her deceased husband in the 9th century. It is home to the most wonderful Amenaprkich cross stones (khachkar), which is one of the rarest cross tones depicting Jesus.
Then visit the medieval monastic complex Haghartsin regarded as a school of architecture dating back many generations. It’s because the refectory of Haghartsin monastery is the beggest in Armenia. It was an innovation of its time.
Continue to Goshavank Monastery to see the fine examples of cross-stones (khachkar), Khachkar is one of the symbols of Armenia. Goshavank was called after Mkhitar Gosh, who was one of the great intellectual powers of his day and he is an author of the first code of civil and Canon law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. He is buried near the church, which was built by him in 1188.