Approximate duration: 4h
Destinations: Saghmosavank and Hovhannavank monasteries, Ushi ruin
Price includes transportation from Yerevan and the services of a guide.
Saghmosavank monastery was founded in 13c. It’s one of the most important monuments of medieval Armenia. It is well known by the awesome view to Kasakh canyon.
The oldest building is the church of St. Karapet (St. John the Baptist) built at the beginning of 4c. by St. Gregory the Enlightener, who baptized Armenia into the world’s first Christian nation. In that church, the power of St. John the Baptist is stored. The main church of the monastery was built in 13c. Interior of the Cathedral is well decorated. The most important bas-relief is the scene of Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). Under the monastery, there is a big cave, used as a secret passage. At the monastery, you will enjoy an amazing view of Kasakh canyon.
Ruins of Ushi Monastery
Ushi St. Sargis monastery was founded in 5c. by the great linguist, scientist and philosopher, St. Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet (405y.), who buried there the power of St. Sargis. However, the main part of the monastery was built in 13c. At the monastery, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Aragatsotn valley.