Dilijan

Dilijan

Dilijan is one of the main and important towns in Tavush region. It is located on the banks of Aghstev River and is surrounded by mountains. These mountains are covered with thick forests. It is a major resort town of Armenia and has a famous resort house for writers and composers.

Dilijan National Park is another beautiful place where you can see a lot of natural, cultural monuments and healing mineral water. There are nearly 20 mineral waters in the area of the city.

The other lovely place is Parz Lake. It is a small lake and located in Dilijan National Park. The water is sheer, with green shade; the thick forest surrounds the lake and makes a fascinating view.

The legend says that new married couple drowned in this lake. After their death, all newly married couples should visit this place to respect the memory of the couple.

Near the National park you can find an ancient Monastery Haghartsin (10-13th centuries); one of the most popular monasteries in Armenia. Near Hagartsin are few churches, khachkars, and a massive hollow tree.

Haghartisn Monastery complex was founded by Bagratunies, in the 10th century which is located in the town. According to historian Kirakos Gandzaketsi, the monastery was built in the 10th -13th century.The monastery complex includes four churches Saint Grigor(1244), Saint Astvatsatsin (1281), Saint Katoghike(12th century) and Saint Stephanos(1232), two courtyards, refectory, prayer halls and khachkars(cross-stones).

The Goshavank Monastery (12-13th centuries) is another beautiful church surrounded by the village. Goshavank is a medieval monastery complex. It is located in Gosh town (Tavush Region), at the left bank of Getik River. The previous name of the church was Nor Getik, but after the death of famous Armenian scientist, historian, parable writer, and teacher Mkhitar Gosh, the church was renamed Goshavank.

 Once this church was remarkable religious educational and cultural center, where 25 years lived and worked Gosh.  Jukhtak Vank Monastery is an ancient church, located at the end of Dilijan.

In the forest do not miss the Matosavank Monastery. It is a very impressive place to visit. Little Switzerland has many hotels, resort houses, and sanatoriums that allow visitors enjoy the natural beauty of Dilijan. That’s why people call it Green Paradise. So you should come and visit this fascinating town.


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Goshavank

Goshavank is medieval monastery complex. It is located in Gosh town (Tavush Region), at the left bank of Getik River. The previous name of the church was Nor Getik, but after the death of Mkhitar Gosh, the church was renamed Goshavank.

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