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Noraank Monastery
Noravank

Noravank Monastery

 

 

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LocationNoravank monastery was founded in 1205 by Bishop Hovhannes, the former Abbot of Vahanavank. It is located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Darichay river, nearby the city of Yeghegnadzor.

 The monastic complex includes the church of S. Karapet, S. Grigor chapel with a vaulted hall, and the church of S. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God). Ruins of various civil buildings and khachkars are found both inside and outside of the compound walls. Noravank was the residence of the Orbelian princes. The architect Siranes and the remarkable miniature painter and sculptor Momik worked here in the latter part of the thirteenth and early fourteenth century. Noravank is one of the most famous monasteries in Armenia

                              Noravank Monastery church, cathedral, pictures, photos

 

Noraank Monastery

Noravank Monastery

Noraank

Noravank Monastery

Noravank church

Noravank Monastery

View from Noravank

Noravank, Khachkar

Noravank Khachkar

Noravank, Khachkar

Noravank Khachkar

Noravank, Khachkar

Noravank Khachkar

Noravank, Khachkar

Noravank Khachkar

Noravank -  tombstone

Noravank - tombstone

Noravank -  tombstone

Noravank - tombstone

Noravank -  tombstones

Noravank - tombstones

Noravank - spring

Noravank - spring

 

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