Makaravank is a monastery complex dating in 13th century. Makaravank with all its unique decorations, richness and diversity is always compared with Akhtamar, Bghno-Noravanq, Gandzaqar monasteries.
Makaravank monastery complex is located 15km far from the city Ijevan, in the village of Achajur. It has a perfect geographical position being in the valleys of Aghstev and Kur rivers and surrounded by mountain range..
The historical and cultural center Makaravank is one of the famous medieval architectural complexes. It is also a magnificent example of the architectural structures in harmony with nature.
Small monastery of Matosavank is situated in the area of Dilijan National Park and is just 3 km far from Dilijan town. The complex has two churches and courtyard. The main St. Astvatsatsin church was built in 1247. Now it is partly destroyed.
Jukhtak churches - St. Grigor and St. Astvatsatsin (both from 11-12th centuries) are situated also not far from town Dilijan (3,2 km). The cupola of St. Grigor collapsed long ago.
Goshavank monastery is located in the village of Gosh surrounded with wonderful nature. Goshavank complex is directly related to medieval scientist and lawyer Mkhitar Gosh.
Goshavank was one of the most magnificent cultural and educational centers of Medieval Armenia, where theology, philosophy, architecture, painting, writing and music were taught.
One of the highlights of the monastery is the unique cross-stone by Poghos the sculptor from 13th century near St. Grigor church.
The Haghartsin Monastery complex is one of the most famous spiritual and cultural centers of Armenia. It is located in 18km distance from Dilijan and is surrounded with thick forests and wonderful landscapes. It is a unique example of architecture built in 11-12th centuries. Haghartsin monastery complex consists of 3 churches, two courtyards (one is ruined), a dining hall, praying halls and cross-stones.
irants monastery is located on the left bank of the river Kirants-Jur, 12 km East from the village of Kirants and is surrounded with amazing nature. It consists of churches, a refectory and a couple of other buildings all surrounded with walls. Almost all of the monastery structures are brick-built forming one of the unique architectural monuments of medieval Armenia. The monastery was built in 13th century. According to one of the legends the name of the monastery name is associated with the word Sunday (Kiraki).