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“Worth to see old monastery”

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 14 September 2017

Armenian monasteries, although similar, however, differ. Everyone is distinguished by architecture and many details. It is worth seeing and seeing the difference. We were able to go to rituals and listen to monks' prayer songs. They are making an impression.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you are in Dilijan area, this would be a good monastery to visit - not the most impressive in terms of view and architecture- hence give it a miss if it is out of the way. There are good souvenir shops outside the monastery where the prices are better than most of the other locations.

We also had Doner kebabs (one of the best we had) in the restaurant at the parking of the monastery. We had a tough time though communicating with the grand old man running the restaurant and the kitchen- his English skills were quite basic - however the food taste more than made up for the difficult communication.

Thank UNNIMAYA
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

A good day trip out of Yerevan goes to the churches at Lake Sevan and to the former monastery complexes of Haghartsin and Goshavank. The last one is the furthest away and the driver might ask, if one still feels like driving out there. One definitely should, even for the trip alone through a beautiful forested area. And while Haghartsin lies in the middle of nowhere, the monastery of Goshavank is just next to the small settlement of Gosh, where there is shopping, eating and drinking available.

But even by itself the Goshavank monastery (currently under renovation in parts - May 2017) is definitely worth visiting. All of the Armenian churches and former monasteries have their particular architectonic fascination.

As usual there is more than one church in the monastery complex, and very often the main church ist dedicated to St.Astvatsatsin (the Mother of God). In front of it one can admire here a Gavit, that typical Armenian kind of narthex.

Besides smaller chapels and a bell tower are also two churches dedicated to St.Gregory. All in all there are beautiful portals to be seen, impressive masonry (especially in the gallery between the belltower and the gavit) and some exquisite Khachkar (Armenian stone crosses).

On the opposite hill, high above the Gosh settlement one can discern the chapel of St.Hripsime. All buildings here go back to the 12th and 13th century.

1  Thank saronic
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

For a traveller like me who is looking for a historical churches... Goshavank is one place you have to visit in Armenia.

You will find best architectural design of the church.

Best scenery both the outside and inside of the monastery.

Thank Randzar
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is 12th century monastery with spiritual atmosphere located in the center of the beautiful nature .

Thank Siranna D
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