Kataro Monastery, Artsakh

Kataro Monastery is the highest-situated monument of the Artsakh Republic. It is located in the northwestern part of Hadrut region, on the peak of Dizapayt mountain, at an altitude of 2478 meters.

The name of the mountain and the monastery is related to a legend, according to which Sanesan – the king of the Maskuts, killed here his three sons who had converted to Christianity and 3870 hermits who joined them.

The early structures of the sanctuary were regularly destroyed, the present church was built in 1870.

by Mano Chil

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