Matosavank, Armenia

Matosavank (Armenian: Մաթոսավանք) is a 13th-century small Armenian monastery in a forested area of Dilijan National Park in the Tavush Province of Armenia.

The small church of Surb Astvatsatsin of Pghndzahank was built in 1247 and consists of two adjoining churches.

It was constructed from roughly hewn stones that have been overlaid with plaster within the interior of the building. Rooms include a main hall, book depositories, and a portico and each has vaulted ceilings that still stand mostly intact.

The western walls of the church sit adjacent to the portico, whereas the southern wall at the altar joins the book depository. Upon the exterior of the structure, there is an inscription that tells about the foundation of the church. Some of the tile roofing can still be seen.

Merike Joosep

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