St. Nshan Monastic Complex (Sedvi)

Foundation: 13th century

Location: Lori Province

Distance from Yerevan:  187 km / 3.5 hours

St. Nshan Monastic Complex of Sedvi is located 3km south of Kachachkut village in the Sedvi canyon. The monastic complex was founded in the 13th century. It is built of bluish basalt. The complex is partially in ruins now.

The complex:

  • St. Nshan Church, a single-nave hall with three entrances;
  • The chapel adjoining the church from the north;
  • Belfry;
  • Auxiliary buildings;
  • The remains of the walls.

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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