Arakelots Monastery (Kirants)

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Arakelots Monastery
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Arakelots Vank
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Locationnear Kirants, Tavush Province, Armenia
Arakelots Monastery (Kirants) is located in Armenia
Arakelots Monastery (Kirants)
Shown within Armenia
Geographic coordinates41°02′02″N 45°03′58″E / 41.033878°N 45.066004°E / 41.033878; 45.066004Coordinates: 41°02′02″N 45°03′58″E / 41.033878°N 45.066004°E / 41.033878; 45.066004
Completed13th century

Arakelots Monastery (Armenian: Առաքելոց վանք, romanizedArakelots Vank; lit.'Monastery of the Apostles') is a 13th-century monastery about 3 kilometres (2 mi) southwest of the village of Kirants in the Tavush Province of Armenia. The monastic complex sits upon the crest of a hill surrounded by a dense forest on the left bank of the Kunen River.

Approximately 80 metres (260 ft) downhill from the monastery are the ruins of a caravanserai. The ruins of a chapel sit on the next hill as well. Supposedly, two kilometers northeast of Arakelots Vank on a flat area on the mountain ridge is the little church and khachkar of Khndzorut.


See also[edit]

  • Kirants Monastery which is a further 7 kilometres (4 mi) southwest in the same valley

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