Matosavank Monastery

Foundation: 13th century

Location: Dilijan, Tavush Province

Distance from Yerevan:  100km / 1 hour 40 minutes

Matosavank is situated in Dilijan National Park, 3 km north-west of Dilijan. Matosavank was built by Avag Zakarian of the Orbelian Dynasty. The Monastery is constructed from roughly hewn stones and currently only the ruins remain. The Monastery is decorated with skillfully carved lacework khachkars. 

You will be hiking for about 3 kilometers in the National Park up to the Monastery.

The complex:

  • Gavit or narthex
  • The church of St. Astvatsatsin of Pghndzahank which consists two adjoining churches (1247)
  • Book depository

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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