Oshakan is a major village in the Aragatsotn province of Armenia, located 8 kilometers southwest from Ashtarak. It is well known to historians pilgrims of the Armenian apostolic church. The village of Oshakan is mentioned in a 13th-century inscription on the southern wall of the Katoghike church of the Astvatsnkal monastery built between the 5th and 13th centuries.
Mughni is a village in the Aragatsotn province of Armenia. It is located just to the north of Ashtarak town and belongs to its municipality. Untill the Russian conquest it was the southernmost town in the district of Aparan. Mughni is home to the 14th-century Saint Gevorg monastery, which was formerly a popular pilgrimage site and the seat of an archbishop. The dome of the church was rebuilt in the 1660s.
Karmravor church also known as the church of holy mother of God is a 7th-century Armenian apostolic church in the town of Ashtarak in the Aragatsotn province. It is located in not too far from the town of Ashtarak, Aragatsotn region. The construction of the church took place in the 7th century and was initiated by priests Manas and Gregory. The church is very small , but it has already managed to gain some attention. The dome is of particular interest .It"s of the colour red, which is the main reason why the church is called karmravor.It also has the name St. Astvatsatsin.
The church of Tsiranavor is located at the edge of a gorge in the town of Ashtarak in the Aragatsotn province. Nearby are the churches of Spitakavor, Karmravor, Surb Marine, and Surb Sarkis. In the gorge is a unique bridge built in 1664.
Kecharis is a medieval Armenian monastic complex dating back to the 11th to 13th centuries , located 60 km from Yerevan. Kecharis was founded by a Pahlavuni prince in the 11th century, and construction continued until the middle of the 13th century. In the 12th and 13th centuries Kecharis was a major religious center of Armenia and a place of higher education. Today the monastery has been fully restored and is clearly visible from the sky slopes.
Tsaghkadzor one of the most beautiful sights in Armeni.
Sevanavank is a monastic complex located on a peninsuala at the northwestern shore of lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia. Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of lake Sevan . At the southern shore of this newly created peninsula, a guesthouse of the Armenian writers union was built. The eastern shore is occupied by the armenian president"s summer residence, while the monastery"s seminary moved to newly constructed buildings at the northern shore of the peninsula.
Norathus cemetery with a large number of early khachkars located in the village of Noratus Gegharkunik marz near Gavar and Lake Sevan, 90 km north of Yerevan. The cemetery has the largest cluster of khachkars in the republic of Armenia. It is currently the largest surviving cemetery with khachkars following the destruction of the khachkas in old Julfa, Nakhichevan by the government of Azerbaijan.
Kotavank is a church located on a hill overlooking the Argitchi river, south of lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia. Alarge medieval cemetery surrounds the church with numerous khachkars. In early medieval years it was the capital of the region known during that time as Kot. Both Kotavank and kot were partially destroyed during invasions in the 10th and 11th centuries and later by an earthquake.
Vanevank monastery is a monastery located a;long a gorge south of the village of Artsvanist, southeast of lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia. The main church of Saint Grigor, was built in 903 by prince Shapuh Bagratuni and his sister Mariam, siblings of king Smbat 1. The church located on the southern end may have been built around the same time, while the gavit between the two was added at a later point in time.King Smbat 1 of Armenia was buried in Vanevan monastery in 914.