Hairavank Monastery

Hairavank was founded in the area of a settlement (2nd-1st millennium BCE– 18th c.) lying along the shore of Lake Sevan.

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History

Hairavank

The monastery was established during the reign of Syunik kings, who controlled the area during the 9th and 10th centuries. It witnessed a second blossoming in the 12th century, during the Zakarian period, when the gavit and additional chapels were built. 

Church. The church has a quatrefoil (literally, “four petals”, or four apses) design. The apses are semicircular and unique for keeping their pronounced quatrefoil appearance on the exterior. The apses also serve as horseshoe-shaped buttresses for the square on which the drum and dome is placed.  Both the drum and dome were destroyed and rebuilt in the 18th-19th cc. 

 

 


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    How to reach From Shengavit district of Yerevan drive 240km to north east. The trip will take approximately 3 hours 15 minutes.

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