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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

Goshavank monastery is another masterpiece of ancient Armenian architecture. Situated in the dense oak woods of the splendid Dilijan district in the village of Gosh, Goshavank used to be a major medieval university with a depository of manuscripts. Armenian, Greek, Latin, some other foreign languages, as well as music were taught here. Besides being an educational institution, manuscripts have been created and copied here. Goshavank monastery was constructed in 1188 on the place of ancient Getik monastery destroyed by the earthquake. Mkhitar Gosh, a brilliant Armenian scholar, statesman, author of numerous fables and parables as well as the first criminal code, took part in the reconstruction of the monastery. His name was later given to the monastery.

Located in the vicinity of turbulent mountain rivers and village houses, Goshavank is free of outer walls. Only the peasants’ houses surround the monastery, some of them being at a considerable distance. The gorgeous landscape makes this site a most popular tourist destination.

The monastic complex includes St. Astvatsatsin church (1196), St. Gregory church (1241), vestibule (1203), book depository with the tower bell (1291), school (13th century), gallery (13th century) and a chapel (13th century). All buildings of the complex were built in a classical style with all the traditions of the epoch, free of decor possessing cross-shaped facades. The central building is decorated with a huge dome or round tall drum.

Goshavank monastery is well-known for its khachkars decorated with complicated carved patterns. One of them, erected at the entrance to St. Gregory church, is created by one of the greatest medieval Armenian masters, Poghos, whose another masterpiece is presented in the Museum of History of Armenia, Yerevan. Those two khachkars are called as embroidered for its complicated and very detailed pattern.

Even though the church has recently undergone some light restorations, today the monastery is not a functioning religious complex.