Not far from the city of Yeghegnadzor, some 120 km from the capital city Yerevan, in a mountainous area is located the Noravank Monastery. This complex is one of the architectural highlights that the majority of travelers want to see 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 & vegetables. As almost all old monasteries in Armenia, the Noravank is situated on a hill from where you can almost touch the sky.
Noravank is a 13th-century monastery. From the 13th to the 14th century, it was one of the major religious and cultural centers of Armenia. The complex has two churches: St. Astvatsatsin and St. Karapet. The St. Astvatsatsin Church was constructed in 1339, by a well-known architect Momik. The St. Karapet Church, built by Lipartit Orbelian, is located nearby the St. Astatsatsin Church.