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Haghartsin is a 13th century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was built between the 10th and 14th century (in the 12th under Khachatur of Taron); much of it under the patronage of the Bagratuni Dynasty.







Not far from the  village Gosh there is a small  lake hidden in the  forests. It's one of the wonderful and picturesque places  of  Armenia








Makaravank is a medieval architectural church complex in Tavush Marz, Armenia, on the slope of Paitatap Mountain. The main church was constructed in 1205 of pink andesite. The oldest church of the complex was constructed in the 10th-11th centuries of large pieces of rough-hewn red volcanic tuff (a common Armenian building material). The construction material for the gavit is of red andesite. On the eastern side of the complex of Makaravank is St Astvatsatsin (Mother of God) church in white stone. The religious leader, Hovhanness, built it in 1198. Just outside the complex walls is a picnic area with a spring.




The monastery was founded by the medieval Armenian prominent scholar, jurist and fabulist Mkhitar Gosh, at the place of ancient Getik. The monastery was absolutely destroyed in 1186 from the earthquake. It was rebuilt by Ivaneh and Zaqareh princes in 1197-1203. Here is the “embroidered” Khach Kar of master Poghos (1291).




lake Parz

Located in a thick forest, a bit north, 6.7 km far from  Dilijan Town.Crossing the bridge over the Aghstev the  way, which winds through about 8 km of forest to end , leds to a modest green lake, banks slightly muddy (beware ringworm) but excellent for a picnic and forest hikes in a quiet, non-typical setting


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