The monastery of Saint Sarkis is a large monastic complex located not far from Ushi village in Aragatsotn province. The monastery is a well-known pilgrimage site and had been one of Armenia’s centers of religious education. Many well preserved examples of early Armenian architecture from different eras can be seen around the complex. The restoration work was carried out on the chapel in December 2003 to spring 2004, as well as recent archeological excavations have begun under the patronage of Archbishop Shahen Ajemian.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to St. Sarkis 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 St. Sarkis 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 St. Sarkis Monastery depends on the weather conditions.
Voskan Yerevantsi worked here on the manuscript, which was later used as a base for the first Armenian printed Bible.
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