One of the most valuable monuments of medieval Armenian architecture is Kirants Monastery located in Tavush region, 12 km to the west from Kirants village. The monastery complex, built in XIII century, includes three churches, two narthexes, a refectory, habitant and economic buildings. The monastery was surrounded by a wall, but only the ruins have remained. Until today, The great arched gateway to the south-west has been preserved. It was also built in the XIII century. The cemetery is located to the east from the main church, where the tombstone dating to 1698 is still preserved.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Kirants 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 Kirants 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 Kirants depends on the weather conditions.
The main church of the Kirants monastery (“Arakelots”) was crowned with a vertical “drum”, which was decorated with skillfully made tiles in the forms of rhombuses, stars and the moon.
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