Meghri Mets Tagh

Mets Tagh as a settlement with great architectural and ethnographic value was mentioned by the 19th c. European travelers Dubois (1834), Raddy (1890) and Chantre (1890).


Meghri Vank


Meghru Vank / S. Hovhannes is on a hill rise in front of the town cemetery, on the east side of the Kadjaran Highway. You will see it on your left as you enter the town, the road to the site set within some new housing. It is about 200 m east of the highway. You can also reach it by taking the main street from Mets Tagh N towards the hospital and top at the cemetery.

The vank ruins are of a 17th c structure, built on a more ancient worship site. The building is in ruins, though substantial portions remain. The gavit is completely destroyed, as are much of the western and northern walls. The dome remains, as do a number of primitive frescoes from the 17th c, mostly on the altar end.

The remains of a ruined 19th century church are on the eastern side of the city, just left from the road directing to the fortress.

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    How to reach From Yerevan drive north-east for 372 km and you will reach the Meghri Pokr Tagh. The trip will take approximately 5 hour 20 minutes.

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