Gtichavank

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Gtichavank
Գտչավանք
Վանական համալիր «Գտչավանք» 26.jpg
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Location
LocationTugh,  Azerbaijan
Gtichavank is located in Azerbaijan
Gtichavank
Shown within Azerbaijan
Geographic coordinates39°35′37″N 46°56′31″E / 39.593547°N 46.941944°E / 39.593547; 46.941944Coordinates: 39°35′37″N 46°56′31″E / 39.593547°N 46.941944°E / 39.593547; 46.941944
Architecture
StyleArmenian
Groundbreaking1241
Completed1248

Gtichavank (Armenian: Գտչավանք; Azerbaijani: Ktişvəng or Gütəvəng) is a 13th-century Armenian Apostolic[1][2] monastery located in the Tugh village of Azerbaijan.

Remains of the monastery may be reached by hikers via the Janapar Trail, a long-distance trail that runs from Vardenis in Armenia to Hadrut in Artsakh. Another trail leading to this popular monastery is the Gtichavank Loop Trail which starts in Tugh village.

History[edit]

The monastery came under the control of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh in the First Nagorno-Karabakh war. It was recaptured by Azerbaijan during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.

In 2018 the trail was cleared of overgrown vegetation and marked with red and white painted blazes by Trails For Change NGO. From the monastery, you can continue down the Gtichavank Loop Trail or take the Janapar Trail down to Tugh. From the monastery, you can either take the unmarked trail behind the monastery back to Tugh or the Janapar Trail.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Antony Eastmond. Tamta's World. — Cambridge University Press, 2017. — P. 49—51.
  2. ^ Christopher J. Walker. Armenia and Karabagh: The Struggle for Unity. — Minority Rights Group, 1991. — P. 78.

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