Friday 6 October 2017

Monasteries around Dilijan

While staying in Dilijan we drove out to two old monasteries each about half an hour from town.

Goshavank Monastery, dating back to the 13th century, is located in the village of Gosh

Haghartsin Monastery, dating back to the 13th century, is surrounded by forested hills

Jukhtak and Matosavank Monasteries

On another day we drove a short ways out of Dilijan and then a hiked along overgrown bush roads to see these two abandoned monasteries ... no one else was around

The Jukhtak Monastery consists of two churches built in the 12th century

A bit further up the road we found half-ruined Matosavank Monastery dating from the 12th & 13th centuries 

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