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Goshavank Monastery, Dilijan

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Admire a pearl of Armenian medieval architecture with exquisite stone carvings at Goshavank Monastery, a huge 12th-century orthodox monastery complex on the hillside above Lake Gosh. Explore some of the world’s finest examples of Armenian cross-tones, or "khachkars" (memorial steles with a cross), a craft protected by UNESCO. Visit two churches within the complex, as well as admiring a bell tower with a book depository, elegant vaults, and pointed arches. Light a candle for lost souls and admire the carved, lacy ornaments decorating the numerous steles. A shrine to the monastery’s founder, Mkhitar Gosh, sits nearby, providing a scenic view of this marvelous stone structure nestled at the bottom of the hills. To visit Goshavank Monastery and get the most from your holiday in Dilijan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dilijan tour planner.
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  • Nice monastery, included in many daytours going to Sevan and Diljian. The relevance is the statue of the man who has written constitutions. Beautiful khachkars are present on this site. 
    Nice monastery, included in many daytours going to Sevan and Diljian. The relevance is the statue of the man who has written constitutions. Beautiful khachkars are present on this site.  more »
  • Not so far from Dilijan another Armenian monastery is located in a nice area, on a hill. There are few small shops around which they can make you to buy souvenirs 
    Not so far from Dilijan another Armenian monastery is located in a nice area, on a hill. There are few small shops around which they can make you to buy souvenirs  more »

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