Armenia is one of those countries, which is full of marvelous places. A part of them are monasteries and churches, some dating back to the 4th century. Even if you are not fond of religious places, the unique architecture of Armenian monasteries and the way how harmonious they are with nature will defiantlyadmire you. In this article you will get acquainted with one of the must see places in Armenia called Noravank Monastery. A man named Momik is said to be the sculptor of this architectural marvel, and he is buried in a grave at the site itself.
The monastery complex was build in the13th -14th centuries and is located in VayotsDzor province within a deep gorge that was created by the Amaghu River. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery.
The monastery includes churches Saint Karapet, Saint Grigor and Saint Astvatsatsin, the courtyard and the mausoleum of Duke Smbat.
Saint Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), is the grandest structure also called Burtelashen (Burtel's construction) in the honour of Prince BurtelOrbelian. The way you can go inside the church is very unique. You have to climb an extremely narrow staircase with no handrail.
Surely you admired the photos above, but if you want really to be absorbed by the beauty of this place, we invite you to the ancient and unique country Armenia to see this masterpiece. Our packages are available for you.