Tumanyan House Museum

Hovhannes Tumanyan was an Armenian writer and public activist, and he is considered to be the national poet of Armenia. The birthplace of All Armenian poet H. Tumanyan (1869-1923) in Dsegh village of region Lori was turned into House-Museum in 1939. Tumanyan wrote poems, quatrains, ballads, novels and fables, critical and journalistic articles. His work…

Lori Castle

In the western settlement of Lori-Berd near Stepanavan, Armenia, surrounded with wonderful mountain landscapes is found the ruins of one of feudal Armenia’s capitals  Lori-Berd. David Anhoghin of Kyurikid’s branch of Ani’s Bagratid dynasty founded Lori-Berd as an inaccessible fortress town in the Gugark region of northern Armenia in 989-1048, and moved the Tashir-Dzoragetian kingdom…

Lake Tsover

For 3 km to south-east of Dsegh Village on the saucer-shaped concavity of northern slope of Tsovighash mountain peak, Sevordats mountain chain you will find the Lake Tsover. It could be claimed as a water monument in Armenia. Tsover could be considered as a cultural monument as well – a place where Isahakyan, Shirvanzadeh, Bryusov,…

Akhtala Monastery

Above Sanahin and Haghpat lies the lesser known but very worthwhile fortified monastery of Akhtala with breathtaking frescoes. The Akhtala fortress with its temple complex is situated in Akhtala village of Tumanyan region in a high valley. The fortress’ territory is surrounded with rocky deep canyons from three sides, and the north side joins the…

Ardvi Monastery

Srbanes Monastery (built in VIII-XVII centuries) which is known also as St. Hovhannes or Hovhan Odznetsi Monastery is located in Lori Province of Armenia, at the north-west edge of Ardvi village. The monastic complex is consists of two small churches and a belfry. There is a tetrahedral monument, khachkars (cross stones) and ruins of dwelling…

Haghpat Monastery

Haghpat Monastery is located in the south-east  of Haghpat village, on a plateau which overlooks the Debed river. It was founded in the second half of the  10th century by Queen Khosrovanuysh, wife of the Bagratid king Ashot III for the longevity of their sons Gurgen and Smbat.The location of Haghpat Monastery was chosen to…

Hnevank Monastery

Hnevank is located near Kurtan village of Lori Province. The monastery is situated on a hill within a gorge, where the Dzoraget and Gargar rivers join. Hnevank means an “old monastery” in Armenian․ The exact date of the construction of Hnevank is unknown, but it is believed to be built in the 12th century, though…

Khuchapi Monastery

Khuchapi vank is situated in on the very northern border of Armenia, in a thick forest at the foot of Lalvar Mountain. There used to be a village near the temple with the same name. This massive monastery is something like the height of a 5 story building, with beatuful colored stones, and intricate carvings.…

Kobayr

Kobayr is a 12th-century Georgian monastery located in the village Kober within Lori marz, Armenia. The monastery was built on a brink of a deep gorge, in 1171, by the Kyurikid princes, a junior branch of the Bagratuni royal house of Armenia. In the 13th century, the monastery was acquired by the Zakarids, a noble…