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Goshavank

 

 

Goshavank Monastery is Located 75 kilometers north-east of Yerevan. It is carries the name of one of the most prominent Armenian figures Mkhitar Gosh. Goshavank was built in 1188, adjacent to Getik monastery that was ruined during an earthquake. Built by Mkhitar Gosh it was firstly named Nor Getik (New Getik), while after his death, in 1213, it was named Goshavank, after Mkhitar Gosh.
The khatchkars carved by master carver Poghos have their unique place in khatchkar art. Two of the best works were placed at both sides of the western entrance of the Grigor Lusavorich Church. The monastery is also known as here is situated one of the most famous and beautiful Khachkar in Armenia.