Monasteries in Armenia

List of monasteries and churches in Armenia – the must see list in order with the best ones first (subjective opinion based on significance, appeal, distance from Yerevan). More complete list below.

  • Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), near Yerevan
  • Khor Virap – near Yerevan, views of Mt Ararat
  • Echmiadzin (Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin), 4th-20th C, near Yerevan
  • Haghartsin Monastery, 10th-13th C, Tavush, near Dilijan
  • Sanahin Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), near Haghpat Monastery
  • Haghpat Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), near Sanahin Monastery

Longer list of historical monasteries and churches in Armenia

  • Echmiadzin (Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin), 4th-20th C, near Yerevan, Armavir
  • Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), near Yerevan, Kotaik
  • Goshavank, 12th-13th C, Tavush, near Dilijan
  • Haghartsin Monastery, 10th-13th C, Tavush, near Dilijan
  • Haghpat Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), 10th-13th C, Lori, near Alaverdi
  • Khor Virap – 4th-17th C, near Yerevan, Ararat, views of Mt Ararat
  • Kirants, 13th C, Tavush
  • Marmashen Monastery, 10th-13th C, Shirak, near Giumri
  • Noravank Monastery
  • St Amenaprkich, 1858-1876, Shirak, near Giumri
  • St Atvastsatsin, 1843-1856, Shirak, near Giumri
  • St Hovhannes, 6th C, Lori
  • Sanahin Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), 10th-13th C, Lori, near Alaverdi
  • Sevanavank Monastery
  • Tatev Monastery
  • Yereruik Basilica, 5th C

List of monasteries and churches near Yerevan in Armenia (within an hour or so of driving).

  • Echmiadzin (Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin), 4th-20th C
  • Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Khor Virap – near Yerevan, views of Mt Ararat
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