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Matosavank Monastery

Matosavank is situated in Dilijan National Park, 3 km north-west of Dilijan. Matosavank was built... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Yerevan, Armenia
A jewel

After an uphill hike in the middle of the forest, this tiny but richly decorated monastery will... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Beirut, Lebanon
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Abovyan Street | Dilijan National Park, Dilijan, Armenia
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Matosavank is situated in Dilijan National Park, 3 km north-west of Dilijan. Matosavank was built by Avag Zakarian of the Orbelian Dynasty. The Monastery is constructed from roughly hewn stones and currently only the ruins remain. The Monastery is decorated with skillfully carved lacework khachkars.

Thank karintravelg
Reviewed 3 July 2018

After an uphill hike in the middle of the forest, this tiny but richly decorated monastery will surprise you. The place has a mystic atmosphere .

Thank RitaKalindjian
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

It js a well conserved ancient abandoned monastery. Looks like a Tomb Raider scenario, and inside you can still see ancient scriptures made in the walls. To reach there you walk through lushy green forests with fresh air and water streams. It is a very...More

Thank Levi_Jonatas
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The little monastery is located in the forest. There is a nice trail to access the location. It is surely possible to go by car (4x4) but hopefully it is gated. The walk is really nice, specially in autumn

1  Thank Appelou
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Exploring Dilijan National Park earlier this month, we came to Matosavank Monastery and took a bit of time to explore it. It’s not far from Jukhtak monastery as well but is in slightly better shape than Jukhtak which we also checked out. Built after the...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The monastery located in the woods of the Dilijan National Park. We walked there from the centre of Dilijan, and it took 1,5 hours to reach. The monastery looks like an unknown secret place, where medieval monks were livin, and preserving armenian culture. The complex...More

1  Thank Zolcsii
Reviewed 28 May 2017

It was foggy in the forest when we visited the Matosavank monastery, and it created an magical and mysterious atmosphere. The whole place looked like a scene from Lord of the Rings. The ruins of the Matosavank monastery are nestled on the side of a...More

1  Thank Arty O
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There is one sign on the main road partly covered by trees, so beware not to miss the crossroad. Road from the crossroad to parking place is not that good, but managable with sedan. The road takes you to information hut and picknic spot. From...More

1  Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Hidden treasure. Climbing uphill is rewarded at the end. Great feelings and anventurous. Very sacred and meaningful.

Thank Narekjan
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Matosavank is a ruined 13th century church situated in the deep forest of Dilijan National Park in Tavush province in Armenia. The car will drive you to a certain place after which you will be hiking in the forest for about 45-50 minutes until you...More

3  Thank Meghrig S
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Meghrig S
13 September 2017|
Response from Arty O | Reviewed this property |
Hi Meghrig, I submitted some photos from Matosavank on a foggy day. Hopefully, they'll be visible soon.