Makravank Monastery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Makravank)
Jump to: navigation, search
Makravank Monastery
Makravank Monastery is located in Armenia
Makravank Monastery
Shown within Armenia
Basic information
Location Makravan, Kotayk Province,
Geographic coordinates 40°31′39″N 44°44′14″E / 40.5275°N 44.737222°E / 40.5275; 44.737222Coordinates: 40°31′39″N 44°44′14″E / 40.5275°N 44.737222°E / 40.5275; 44.737222
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 10th-13th century

Makravank (Armenian: Մաքրավանք) is an Armenian church-complex located in the village of Makravan, near Hrazdan, in the Kotayk Province, Armenia.[1] The monastic complex includes a half-ruined 11th-century chapel.[2] The 13th-century church dedicated to Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) has a circular tambour and a conical cupola.[3] The complex also includes the lower walls of the gavit and a medieval cemetery.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b (Armenian) Hasratyan, Murad. Մաքրավանք (Mak'ravank'). Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia. vol. vii. Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1981, pp. 370-371.
  2. ^ Brady Kiesling, Raffi Kojian (2001). Rediscovering Armenia: an archaeological/touristic gazetteer and map set for the historical monuments of Armenia. Tigran Mets. p. 39. 
  3. ^ Nicholas Holding (2006). Armenia: with Nagorno Karabagh. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 142. ISBN 1-84162-163-3.