Foundation: 11th century

Location: Syunik Province

Distance from Yerevan: 250km / 5 hours

Bgheno-Noravank is located in Syunik Province, about 6km SE of Shinuhayr (not to be confused with Noravank Monastery in the Vayots Dzor Province).

The church built in 1062 is a vaulted building with arched apertures on the western, northern and southern sides. In 1962 a roofed gallery, running around the building on three sides was added. Many reliefs on the Monastery walls illustrate various subjects from the life of Jesus Christ.

The ruins of this church were discovered in the 1920s by Axel Bakunts, a well-known prose writer.

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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