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Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
Basic information
Locationabout 6km SE of Shinuhayr, Syunik Province,  Armenia
Geographic coordinates39°23′17″N 46°21′36″E / 39.388155°N 46.360081°E / 39.388155; 46.360081Coordinates: 39°23′17″N 46°21′36″E / 39.388155°N 46.360081°E / 39.388155; 46.360081
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural styleArmenian

Bgheno-Noravank Monastery (Armenian: Բղենո-Նորավանք; not to be confused with Noravank Monastery in the Vayots Dzor Province) is an 11th-century Armenian monastery in the Syunik Marz of Armenia. It now consists of a small church dating to 1062, located on a little wooded promontory, and ornately decorated with borders and biblical reliefs. The ruins of this church were rediscovered in the 1920s by Axel Bakunts, a well-known prose writer, during one of his wanderings as an agronomist.



  • Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 100; original archived at, and current version online on
  • Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio

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