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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

Located along a gorge in the southern part of the village of Artsvanist, Vanevan monastery is an important piece of Armenian architecture dating back to the 10th century. The inscriptions on the southeastern part evidence that the church was built in 903. 

The monastery consists of two churches and a belfry. The belfry with a heavy roof, a false vault and a central skylight links the two churches. It was not built together with the whole monastery, but was added at a later time.

 

The main church is devoted to St. Gregory.

The church drum is octagonal inside and outside. The roof which is now damaged has once been pyramidal. The facing part of the main building up to the drum is made of coarse basalt and the facing part of the drum is made of delicately cut tuff. These stones give a special appearance to the monastery. This type of stone is typical to Armenian architecture. And due to this stone and its pink color, the capital Yerevan is often called a pink city.

The Monastery of Vanevan and the Monastery of Tatev are the only surviving ones in their type.