Oshakan-Hovhannavank-Saghmosavank

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Prices for Walking Tours in Yerevan *
2 persons 3-5 persons 6 and more persons
28000  AMD / 35  24000 AMD / 28  15000 AMD / 19 

 Tour rates are indicated in drams(AMD) and euro (€) per person

Oshakan village is 4 km south of Ashtarak, adjacent to the vineyards and pomegranate gardens between Ashtarak and Echmiadzin. Here is the tomb of Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet. In 443, on the grave of Mashtots in the south-eastern part of the village, Prince Vahan Amatuni built a small chapel on the place of which in 1875-1879 Catholicos Gevorg III had built a church that is still standing. In the front part of the altar, there is a mausoleum where the relics of Mashtots are kept under the marble cemetery at the base of the ancient chapel.
Karmravor church (Surb Astvatsatsin, VII c.) is located in the north-western part of the city of Ashtarak, Aragatsotn province, famous for its numerous historical and cultural monuments. It’s well-preserved and has reached us almost unchanged. Taking into account the small size of the church, it is assumed that it was a chapel of one of the ruling families of the time. The temple was built by Grigor and Manas priests. It is a small cross-shaped structure made in Byzantine style. Inside, there are many ornaments that were restored by Italian experts in 2015.
Hovhanavank monastery complex is located in the same village of Aragatsotn district. According to the legend, the monastery was founded in the 5th century and later was rebuilt. However, the main church was built later by Vatche Vatchutian in 1212-1221, and the Chapel adjacent to the church by his son, Kurd Vachutian. The greatest interest is presented at the entrance of the main church, where the image of Christ and the “wise and stupid virgins” are depicted.
Saghmosavank is located in Aragatsotn province, north of Mughni. The monastery was built in the 12-13th centuries by the Vachutians family and consists of four buildings – the main church of St. Sion, the hall, the library and the chapel of St. Astvatsatsin. In 1988 Saghmosavanq was seriously damaged during the earthquake. In December of 1998, the works of reconstruction of the monastery took place.

Notes
  • Free of charge for children up to six years without a seat (in the lap of parents)
  • Children from 7 to 12 years old – 30% discount
  • Lunch: 7000 AMD or 1000 rubles. Calculation for one person (pure value)
  • Almost all museums in Yerevan are closed on Mondays
  • The tour program can be edited at the guests’ request
DEPARTURE TIME Tour start time is variable and depends on the season. The exact time of the trip is coordinated on the spot with the guide
INCLUDED
Access tickets for museums and historical-cultural centers A professional English speaker guide
Excursion service Water

 

NOT INCLUDED
Food: lunch or dinner during the excursion. We can arrange for food service in advance, or can recommend a good restaurant
Alcoholic beverages
Insurance

 

 1.  Oshakan

 2.  Karmravor

 3.  Hovhannavank

 4.  Saghmosavank

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