Become an element of the surroundings and indulge in the peace!
The tenth-century monastery is an amazing piece of Armenian architecture. Marmashen is on a plain field and is like a real gem. It clearly shows the medieval style.
The monastery is on the left side of the Akhuryan River not far from Gyumri. The monastery consists of 3churches which have served for many purposes, from school to fortress. The main church is Katoghike. The monastery has suffered a lot because of wars and attacks, two serious earthquakes but on the whole, it is preserved and has become one of the most visited places in Armenia.
The peaceful atmosphere around and inside the monastery is so captivating and appealing that you can’t pass by and not visit.