Noravank | Silk Road Armenia


Noravank Monastery is located not far from the city of Yeghegnadzor, in a mountainous area, about 120kms from the capital  Yerevan. This complex is one of the architectural highlights that the majority of travelers  visit during their visit in Armenia. The road to Noravank may seem long but never boring, as on the way, you can admire the Armenian landscapes and stop in different villages to buy local fruits and vegetables. As almost all ancient monasteries in Armenia, Noravank is situated on a hill from where you can almost touch the sky.

Noravank is a 13th-century monastery. During13th to 14th centuries it was one of the major religious and cultural centers of Armenia. The complex has two churches: St. Astvatsatsin and St. Karapet. St. Astvatsatsin Church was constructed in 1339, by a well-known architect Momik. St. Karapet Church, built by Lipartit Orbelian, is located nearby St. Astatsatsin.