Khoranashat Monastery was founded in the middle of the 13th century under the patronage of Vahramian princes. Khoranashat Monastery was the center of literacy. Dozens of manuscripts (mostly from the 13th century) written there have reached our days. Khoranashat’s catechism was a high level establishment with historiography, where they studied for 7-8 years. The monastery is partly ruined. The monastery complex is composed of St. Astvatsatsin church, the narthex, a small church, ruins of the chapel on the eastern side, gravestones and a large winged khachkar.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Khoranashat Monastery by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Khoranashat Monastery the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Khoranashat Monastery depends on the weather conditions.
There is a solar clock on the southern wall of the main church of Khoranashat monastery.
The altar of St. Astvatsatsin church has 10 semicircular niches, in connection with which the monastery got its name.
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