Another wonderful piece of work by Armenian talented masters
If you are already in Nagorno Karabakh, then, don’t miss the chance to visit Amaras. It is one of the magnificent monasteries in Martuni region, Artsakh.
Surprisingly enough, the monastery is right in the middle of the flat field far from the surrounding forested mountains. They are guarding Amaras monastery from afar. The mountains actually provide an excellent climate for visitors who come to see this early-middle-age-period architectural marvel.
The monastery was built in the 4th century by St, Gregory the Illuminator. It was an educational, religious centre for centuries not only for the region but also for the whole Armenian community.
The monastery has the style coming from medieval centuries and is outstanding with its interesting structure. Huge stone fences and partially destroyed towers surround the monastery. It has undergone a lot of invasions and plunder. But it continues to stand strong and share its history to its visitors.