Welcome to Goshavank


Goshavank is considered one of the principal cultural centres of Armenia in its time; historians believe it was abandoned at the end of the 14th century. Goshavank then appears to have been reoccupied in the 17th to 19th centuries and restored from 1957 to 1963. The museum director Artur Osepian is usually available to answer questions and may show you a small museum behind the monastery.


Top experiences in Goshavank

Goshavank activities

$890 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Tour of Armenia and Georgia

1st day: Arrival at Tbilisi international airport with included transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi. In the evening you'll be taken to Tbilisi Funicular to enjoy the fantastic view of the city while eating dinner. Afterwards, enjoy a walk on the Bridge of Peace and then back to the hotel.2nd day: After breakfast you'll be taken to Samebo cathedral, the biggest religious building in Georgia and southern Caucasus. After visiting, you'll head to Armenia with your overnight stay in Ijevan.3d day: After breakfast you'll be taken to Goshavank monastery complex and moving to Sevan lake. Lunch at the lake, and then the group will travel to Yerevan for the overnight stay (3* hotel).4th day: Breakfast at the hotel; afterwards you'll visit Yerevan's famous Konyak factory. Enjoy the shops (with possibility to buy), and then you'll visit the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Museum. Lunch will be in the city, with free time after.5th day: After breakfast it'll be time for a day trip to Garni pagan temple, which is more then 2000 years old. After, you'll be taken to Geghard monastery complex. Enjoy the lunch at Geghard Gorge with a fantastic view, and then you'll head back to Yerevan. In the evening, dinner will be local Armenian cuisine, with Armenian national music.6th day: Enjoy the last breakfast in Yerevan and travel to the Northern part of Armenia. Visit to Haghpat and Odzun monasteries, and overnight in Alavaerdi (close to the Georgian border).7th day: After breakfast, the group will travel to Georgia. You'll get to visit the Narikala Fortress by a cable car. OIvernight stay will be in Tbilisi. 8th day: Transfer to Tbilisi International Airport.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

SEVAN, DILIJAN, LAKE PARZ

ONE WAY TOUR suggests a great tour to Dilijan and Sevan to admire its marvelous nature.We offer you to join us and enrich your knowledge and get new impressions. During the tour we will visit the following places of interests: Lake Sevan (Sevanavank - a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan. From here a beautiful view opens on the Sevan), Old Dilijan, Goshavank Monastery, Haghartsin Monastery, Lake Parz. Haghartsin monastery, together with Goshavank monastery, may become a part of a natural site based on the state protected area of Dilijan National Park. This tour will guarantee the breathtakeing views, interesting photos on very beautiful background.

$195 Outdoor Activities

Daily jeep tour in Areguni Mountains

We will meet early morning in Yerevan and head to Tsovagyugh village on the shore of Lake Sevan. Then we will start driving up to the Areguni mountain ridge that goes parallel to the lake, and continue driving through the peaks of the ridge, enjoying panoramic views towards the lake and mountainous forests of Tavush region. After short break we will drive down through forest slopes towards Kalavan village, where we will meet an archeologist who will tell us about scientific excavations of Stone Age human settlements in the area of the village. We will visit a replica site of such a settlement in the dense oak forest and will see how those humans lived those times. Then we will be hosted by the family of the archeologist for a tasty lunch. After lunch we will continue our trip to Gosh village to visit Goshavank monastery built in XII century and famous with its university and scholars who lived and worked there. Leaving the monastery we will drive back to Yerevan through Dilijan town.

$94.62 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Garni, Geghard, Lake Sevan, Dilijan

If you are planning on travelling to Armenia, don’t forget to include this unforgettable destination in your plans. Our fantastic tour will introduce you to the exotic Pagan history of Armenia, and show the later development and spread of Christianity in the country. Garni Temple (77 A.D.) – our first stop – is the only standing heathen temple in the whole post-Soviet area. The temple gracefully stands on a high plateau overlooking the Azat river gorge. The plateau itself is incredibly beautiful and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the surrounding area. It is also home to the roman bath house with the mysterious mosaic, made out of 30,000 pieces of natural stones, as well as the ruins of the royal palace, dating back to 3rd century A.D. The monastic complex of Geghard is another historical site included in this daily tour.  Approximately translated into English as “Monastery of the Holy Lance”, it refers to the lance with which Longinus pierced Jesus still hanging on the cross, later brought to Armenia and kept in the Geghard monastery for 5 centuries. The complex is a representation of 13 th Century Armenia, which is considered to be the Golden Age of the country’s architecture. However, the most astonishing part is the virtue of the architect, who cut the church right into the solid rock whilst considering all the rules of Armenian architecture. Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity of visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks – the beautiful lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at the height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. The tour begins by climbing a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant morning work-out that will compensate itself with an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake from the top. We will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by the princess Mariam to honor thelife of her deceased husband in the 9th century. The tour will then take you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Through the city of Dilijan, we will make a stop at the monastery of Gosh-Goshavank. This historical church is located in the heart of nature and beautiful village which has the same name. Mkhitar Gosh was one of the great intellectual powers of his day, “a humble man of wisdom”, authoring numerous works, including the first code of civil and Canon law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. He is buried near the church which he himself built in 1188. The last destination during this trip will be the monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th -14th centuries. The name is translated as “the play of the eagle”. 

$68.92 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Lake Sevan, Dilijan

Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity of visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks – the beautiful lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at the height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains.The tour begins by climbing a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant morning work-out that will compensate itself with an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake from the top. We will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus. The tour will then take you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Through the city of Dilijan, we will make a stop at the monastery of Gosh-Goshavank. This historical church is located in the heart of nature and beautiful village which has the same name.Mkhitar Gosh was one of the great intellectual powers of his day, “a humble man of wisdom”, authoring numerous works, including the first code of civil and Canon law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. He is buried near the church which he himself built in 1188. Here you will also see Pavghos’s (Poghos) Khachkar, considered to be the most beautiful “embroidered” Khachkar (stone cross) in Armenia. The last destination during this trip will be the monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th -14th centuries. The name is translated as “the play of the eagle”. The scenery is somewhat similar to a stunning work of art, with both the monastery and the nature surrounding it providing a breathtaking view. It is one of those spots in Armenia that feels like a breathtaking unreal movie set. Upon visiting the church, HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, donated over $5,000,000 for its renovation. The refectory of Haghartsin is considered the biggest amongst Armenian Church architecture; it was an absolute innovation of its time! If you are curious as to why, there will be nothing better than seeing it for yourself!

$82.94 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Tsaghkadzor, Lake Sevan, Dilijan

This special experience promises you a trip to the gorge of flowers, the city of Tsaghkadzor – a small Olympic town not far from Yerevan, approximately an hour’s drive away. It is also called the Armenian Switzerland, as it is surrounded by dense mountain forests. This destination is referred to as “the gorge of flowers” since it is blooming with an array of gorgeous plants. As the legend holds, these flowers were torn from the princess’ garden and scattered over the land by the wind. It is also home to the 11th century monastic complex of Kecharis, specially built by the royals to honor the 1000th anniversary of Jesus Christ. Whilst staying in Armenia, you simply cannot miss the opportunity of visiting one of the country’s most renowned landmarks – the beautiful lake Sevan. Merely an hour’s drive from the capital city of Yerevan, Sevan is situated at the height of 1900m above sea level and surrounded by a vast chain of mountains. The tour begins by climbing a flight of stairs to the Sevan peninsula – a pleasant morning work-out that will compensate itself with an unforgettable panoramic view of the lake from the top. We will also visit the monastery of Sevanavank, built by the princess Mariam to honor the life of her deceased husband in the 9th century. Sevanavank is also home to one of the most beautiful Amenaprkich (all savior) Khachkars of Armenia. This is one of the 13 rarest crosstones depicting Jesus. The tour will then take you to the North of Armenia, where you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. Through the city of Dilijan, we will make a stop at the monastery of Gosh-Goshavank. This historical church is located in the heart of nature and beautiful village which has the same name. Mkhitar Gosh was one of the great intellectual powers of his day, “a humble man of wisdom”, authoring numerous works, including the first code of civil and Canon law that was used in both Greater Armenia and Cilicia. He is buried near the church which he himself built in 1188. Here you will also see Pavghos’s (Poghos) Khachkar, considered to be the most beautiful “embroidered” Khachkar (stone cross) in Armenia. The last destination during this trip will be the monastery of Haghartsin, dating back to the 10th-14th centuries. The name is translated as “the play of the eagle”. The scenery is somewhat similar to a stunning work of art, with both the monastery and the nature surrounding it providing a breathtaking view.  It is one of those spots in Armenia that feels like a breathtaking unreal movie set. Upon visiting the church, HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, donated over $5,000,000 for its renovation. The refectory of Haghartsin is considered the biggest amongst Armenian Church architecture; it was an absolute innovation of its time! If you are curious as to why, there will be nothing better than seeing it for yourself!

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