Tatev Monastery Complex

Tatev Monastery is a 9th century historical monument. It is one of the oldest and most famous monastery complexes in Armenia. During medieval times Tatev Monastery was a vital scholastic, enlightenment and spiritual center and played a singular role in the country’s history. 

What you will see:

  • Mighty fortress walls upon massive cliffs;
  • An ancient oil mill with stone grinders;
  • Swinging Pillar – a unique medieval structure;
  • The tomb of Grigor Tatevatsi, the last saint of the Armenian Church;
  • Ancient frescoes by European masters.