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Driving up to Vorotnavank Monastery just over a week ago, the roads are bumpy so best to do it in a 4X4 or take your time in a regular vehicle. The monastery itself is rustic shall we say? Small but lovely, in fairly decent shape...More
If driving here be sure to take the main road via Sisian.
I highly recommend this fascinating smaller Monastery for anyone who appreciates hidden gems off the beaten track. Bird watching in this area v good.
If you plan a trip to this region of Armenia don't miss this monastery. And you better drive SUV due to bad road. Sedans can also pass the road with caution.
The main church of Surp Stepanos was built in 1000 by Queen Shahandukht, ruler...More
Among the hundreds of Monasteries one can visit in Armenia, this one occupies for sure the top 5. The monastery overlooks a beautiful valley, and the churches are set in the middle of a cemetery. The ancient walls, built to defend the monastery from incursions,...More