Saghmosavank Monastery


Foundation: 13th century

Location: Saghmosavan village, Aragatsotn Province

Distance from Yerevan:  36km / 50 minutes

Saghmosavank Monastery (monastery of the Psalms) is located in Saghmosavan village, standing on the edge Kasagh River Gorge. Saghmosavank Monastery is famous for its manuscripts and well-designed decorations. 

Do not miss the fascinating views of Mount Ara, Mount Aragats and Kasagh River Gorge. You might also like to hike from Saghmosavank to Hovhannavank through Kasagh River Gorge; the trail is marked by AHA Armenia.

The complex:

  • The temple of Zion (constructed by Prince Vache Vachutyan in 1215)
  • The vestibule (1250)
  • The book repository (built in 1255 by Prince Kurd Vachutyan
  • Church of St. Astvatsatsin (1235)

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead & be prepared
  • Dispose the waste properly
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts
  • Respect the wildlife
  • Be considerate of other visitors

Roads conditions

It is winter time! Check out road conditions before heading to the road! Beware of the snow & ice layer!

Vanadzor - Alaverdi section of the M6 Interstate highway stretching from Yerevan to Georgian border is temporarily closed. You can use Vanadzor-Stepanavan-Odzun-Alaverdi bypassing road.

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