Sevanavank Monastery is a remarkable spiritual and architectural site nestled on the shores of Lake Sevan in Armenia. As if plucked from a dream, this monastery offers a serene and picturesque setting that beckons travelers seeking both cultural and natural beauty. The monastery complex is comprised of two main churches, Surb Arakelots (St. Apostles) and Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God).
Sevanavank's history is deeply intertwined with Armenia's early Christian heritage. Founded in the 9th century by Princess Mariam, the daughter of King Ashot I, it served as a secluded retreat for monks and scholars. Over the centuries, it played a crucial role in preserving and advancing Armenian culture, religion, and knowledge.
The location of Sevanavank is equally breathtaking. Perched on a peninsula jutting into Lake Sevan, it offers panoramic views of the azure lake, often referred to as the "Jewel of Armenia." The surrounding landscapes are a playground for nature lovers, with opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.
Visitors to Sevanavank have the chance to explore its historic churches, notable for their simple yet elegant designs, marvel at the beautiful khachkars (cross-stones), and soak in the spiritual ambiance, offered by the unique perspective of Lake Sevan, its vastness, and the distant mountains beyond.

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

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Carole Baden
New York, NY—USA

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