Zoravor Church


Through a dalan (archway) on Parpetsi St tucked between Soviet apartment blocks is a late-17th-century church on the site of a 9th- to 13th-century monastery. Renovations were performed as recently as the 1990s and the church is beautifully lit up at night. Beneath the small chapel is a mausoleum dedicated to St Anania.

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