Armenia’s beauty is reflected not only in the people who live here and in the beautiful nature, but also in the beautiful buildings, which look like an extension of the area. The two of the most beautiful architectural monuments of Armenia are monastery complexes Haghpat and Sanahin. You can make individual tours in Haghpat and Sanahin on our site.

Haghpat-Sanahin_carforrentThe monastery complex Haghpat is also known as Haghpatavank. The construction of the monastery was started in 966-67 and finished in 991.

The monastery complex is located in  Lori region. There are wondereful views of the surrounding nature from the territory of the complex. The monastery complex consists of the church  St. Grigor (St. Giorgi), St Nshan (Holy Mark) and St. Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), the library, the bell tower, the tomb, the refectory and the cross-stones. For traveling in Armenia you can book a car.

Each building of the complex was built in the same architectural style. The complex was badly damaged by earthquakes and invasions of enemy troops. The monastery complex is known for the fact that Armenian poet Sayat Nova Gusan was living there.

The monastery complex Sanahin is also located on the north of Armenia- Lori region, near the complex Haghpat. The name Sanahin means “this is older than the other” in Armenian. The name of the church comes from the history of the buildings of the two churches Haghpat Sanahin.  Complex Haghpat had a glory as a very old complex, but the builders of Sanahin argued that Sanahin is older than  Haghpat , so the name remained Sanahin as proof of the age the churches. The complex is located near the Debed River and is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. The main building of the complex the church Amenaprkich (Saviour) was built by the plan of Queen Xosrovanush.????????????????????????????

The complex also consists of a church Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), and the Church of St. Grigor (St. George). The complex also had an Academy in Middle Ages research center. The Academy had great reputation in its time,  the best scientists were taught there. Christianity, medicine, philosophy,   mathematics were studied at the academy. Both of the complexes were built in the medieval architectural style, and have a lot of similarities. You should visit them for sure.

The extreme tourism lovers can discover the Other Armenia regions by booking Jeep tour in Armenia.

Both of the complexes were built in the medieval architectural style, and have a lot of similarities. You should visit them for sure.

 

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