Goshavank Monastery

Located 75 kilometers north-east of Yerevan Goshavank carries the name of one of the most prominent Armenian figures, Mkhitar Gosh.

​Goshavank is a beautiful example of Armenia’s flourishing 12th-13th century monastic architecture. It was founded by Mkhitar Gosh, a medieval Armenian monk who is famous for codifying Armenian law. Two churches, a gavit, chapels and a manuscript library topped with a belfry are harmoniously combined with passages, decorative carvings and khachkars.  One of the khachkars is a stunning “lacework” khachkar carved in the 13th century by the master Pavhos.  On a hillside across from the complex is another round chapel overlooking the monastery and the village.