Haghartsin

Monastery complex Haghartsin is situated on the edge of the Canyon of Aghstev River in a thick forest. The main church St. Gregory the Illuminator was built in the 11th century. The second church St. Godmother was built later in the 13th century. The monastery complex consists of two churches and two gavits which served for various aims. In the territory of the church there were found many cross stones. The name Haghartsin is translated as game of angles. They say while building the church they saw how the angles were flying above the dome, that is why the monastery was given this name. Recently the monastery was reconstructed and opened its doors to all of its visitors.