Gndevank monastery is located in the Vayots Dzor region on the bank of the Arpa river close to Gndevaz village. The construction of the monastery started at the beginning of the 10th century. According to the historical sources it was built under the patronage of Duke Smbat’s wife Sophia. She has left an inscription on the wall which says: “Vayots Dzor was like a ring without a jewel and I built the monastery thus gemming the region”.
So, to enjoy an off-the-beaten-track site have a short hike to Gndevank monastery. Thus, savor the calmness around the monastery and the spirituality inside it.