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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

Makaravank is a monastic complex dating back to the 10-13th centuries. The complex is situated 6 km away from the village of Achajur, in the forested region of Tavush. The complex consists of churches, a vestry (or a gavit) and other constructions of secondary importance, such as a bread bakery of the 13th century and a spring well of the 12th centuries.

 

The earliest among them is Makaravank church with a cross-wing dome. The rich carved ornamentations of flowers and interlaced lines set the church apart from other structures of this type. These ornaments can be seen on the wall of the altar, as well as on the interior framings of the main window. Makaravank, as well as St. Astvatsatsin are built of big pieces of roughly cut dark-pink and red tuff, the main natural construction material of Armenian Highland that has been utilized by the local masons from ancient times to present day.

The gavit can be seen near the gate on the left side. The gavit façade has a carving of a sphinx and a lion attacking a bull. From inside the gavit you can get to the earliest church dating back to the 10-11th centuries.

The domed church of St. Astvatsatsin is the main one in the complex. On the southern façade you can see a solar clock, a dove figure resting on a console stand.