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“12th century monastery home to Gosh, who wrote the first codex”

Goshavank Monastery
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Tsaghkadzor, Kecharis Monastery, Dilijan and Lake...
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Gosh
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

As most monasteries, this one is nicely located. It has a nicely carved portal and a very nice 13th century needlework katchkar. Inside the main church most walls are covered with text, even the wall behind the altar. As in many other monasteries in Armenia, also here there are 2 mini churches inside the main church. The monastery once housed a scriptorium and large library. The latter was burned by the invading Mongols, and the scriptorium/library is still blackened supposedly from that fire. On top of the scriptorium/library is a small bell tower. Part of the complex is still under renovation, and in another part swallows like to create their nests. One of the altars of the smaller churches has nice carved decorations, somewhat unusual in Armenia.
There is a nice 2 hour, walk through the Dilijan national park from Parz lake to the monastery.

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is one of the most spiritual places in Armenia. Driving through the mountains, you appear in a very unique place. Very nice church with a very special atmosphere. You can buy souvenirs and special mountain herbs just down the hill. The grave of the Mkhitar Gosh is just on the front hill, it takes 5 minute to climb it through the village. I love this place.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice old on the middle of vilige Gosh.
Some time it seems whenever you are in Armenia first thing youwhant to thing by yourself is this country has something special and mystic.
Goshavanq is really mistic you whant olways return.I have been many times but very the I bring tourists I marvel how people survive being Christians .

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Religious, cultural and education center in middle ages, one of the best Khachqars (traditional Armenian stone crosses) is there. For those who have excellent health a walking tour to Gosh lake will create best memories, better to walk in a group, as that place is a home for bears!

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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent place. Monastery was built in 1188, adjacent to Getik monastery which was ruined during the earthquake. Buit by Mkhitar Gosh and named New Getik. After his death renamed Goshavank.
Monastery was erected due to the work of a number of talented architects, carpenters and mason. Unfortunately, history has preserved only the names of architect Mkhitar, his student Hovannes and sculptor Poghos.
Its a monastery that worth to visit if you will go to Gosh.

Thank Karapet Gary M
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