Vorotnavank Monastery

The current structure consists of 2 churches, the gavit, auxiliary structures, the graveyard with tombstones and elaborate khachkars and the outer wall.

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St. Stepanos Nakhavka

St. Stepanos Nakhavka

(St. Stephen the Precursor) was dedicated in 1000 for Queen Shahandukht and Prince Smbat Syuniats. It was repaired in the 13th c by Prince Tarsaiyich Orbelian. The church includes a room to the west of the main hall with an opening said to lead to an underground tunnel that led to Vorotnaberd 2 km east.

The gallery that runs along the southern wall is paved with gravestones of important clergy and wealthy donors, and has a row of beautifully carved khachkars.


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    How to reach From Yerevan drive north-east for 217km and you will reach the Vorotnavank Monastery. The trip will take approximately 3 hours 4 minutes.

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