Gndevank Monastery

The thousand years old ancient monastery complex is a perfect place to visit on the way to Jermuk, or heading to southern Armenia.

​The fortified Gndevank Monastery includes a four-apse domed church dating back to 936, with the ruins of a wonderful 10th century wall painting of the Virgin. A gavit, one of the most ancient of its kind, is situated at the church’s western side. 17th century monks quarters and utility buildings define the complex in the south, where both khatchkars of the 10-13th centuries and interesting reliefs of everyday-life decorate 17th century gravestones.