Tatev Monastery is one of the remarkable sights of Armenia. It is a magnificent monastic complex on the edge of the Gorge of the Vorotan River. The monastic complex is an immense construction with a superb position. It has nestled on the edge of the gorge as a guardian of our country. The view from Tatev Monastery takes the visitors to the high mountains and lavish forests around.
The monastery was built in the 9th century. Afterwards, it hosted the first Armenian medieval university in the 14th-15th centuries. During this period the university has contributed to the development of philosophy, science, culture, and reproduction of books. Tatev has been a cradle for thousands of books, manuscripts, and valuable documents.
For many centuries this monastic complex has been the political and economic centre of Syunik. Therefore it has had a huge impact and importance in the development of cultural, educational, and spiritual life of Armenia.
Currently, we can get to the monastery by the cableway ‘Wings of Tatev’. It is in the Guinness World Records Book as the world’s largest non-stop double track cable car.