Marmashen Monastery

Marmashen Monastery, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Armenia, is a hidden gem of historical and architectural significance. This ancient monastery complex dates back to the 10th century, during the Bagratid dynasty's rule. Located about 12 kilometers from the city of Gyumri, Marmashen stands as the best proof of Armenia's rich heritage and spiritual history.
The architectural style of Marmashen, characterized by stunning cross-dome churches and intricate stone carvings, showcases the artistic prowess of the time. The monastery complex consists of four churches, with the main church, Surb Astvatsatsin, being the most prominent. This masterpiece features a central dome and is adorned with decorative details that reflect the medieval Armenian architectural style.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Marmashen is its remote and tranquil location. Surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills, it provides a serene and spiritual atmosphere that has attracted pilgrims and tourists alike for centuries.
Marmashen Monastery has experienced its share of challenges and renovations over the centuries. It suffered significant damage during various invasions and earthquakes, but diligent restoration efforts have preserved its historical charm.
Today, Marmashen Monastery stands as a living museum of Armenian history and culture. Visitors can explore its ancient walls, admire the intricate stone carvings, and soak in the peaceful ambiance of this sacred place.

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Contact Information

Head Office
Aram Khachikyan
Phone: +374 9595 1040
Yerevan, Armenia

North American Representation
Carole Baden
New York, NY—USA

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