Bgavor Church

Foundation: 13th century

Location: Lori Province

Distance from Yerevan:  190km / 3.5 hours

Bgavor church is located on the slopes of Mount Lalvar, 3 km north-west of Akori village. The certain date of foundation is unknown, it is supposed to be founded in 13th century, as the architecture is common with the churches built in that period in the region. 

The complex:

Bgavor church, a three-nave vaulted hall with three entrances, partially now in ruins. To the both sides of the altar there are two-story side chapels.  

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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