Horomayr Monastery

Coordinates: 41°02′06″N 44°37′41″E / 41.035039°N 44.628039°E / 41.035039; 44.628039
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Horomayri Monastery
Հոռոմայրի վանք
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationOdzun, Lori Province,
Armenia Armenia
Horomayr Monastery is located in Armenia
Horomayr Monastery
Shown within Armenia
Geographic coordinates41°02′06″N 44°37′41″E / 41.035039°N 44.628039°E / 41.035039; 44.628039

Horomayr Monastery (Armenian: Հոռոմայրի վանք) is a monastic complex in the Lori Province of Armenia. The monastery is built on the cliffs 1 km south of the village of Odzun.[1] It is easiest to get to Odzun from Alaverdi via the town's public transport.[2] To get to the site, the visitor may climb up from the highway along the Debed River, or hike south across the cliffs from the last switchback to Odzun. The fastest but hardest route is to climb down the cliff south of Odzun.[3]

The monastery is built in part at the top of the cliff, in part halfway down. At the top, there is a three-chambered chapel.[2] Below, the walls of the canyon form one of the four walls of the structures. There are caves within the monastic complex, khachkars, and carvings.[2] St Mark's Church was built by the Princes Zakare and Ivane Mkhargrdzeli in 1187. The other buildings were built by Abbot Samuel in 1206.[4]

The bottom monument complexes of Horomayri are stretched in the same way as the main church of St. Virgin in the convent of Bardzrakash St. Gregory for the same reasons - highly constrained terrain.[5]


  1. ^ John Noble; Michael Kohn; Danielle Systermans (2008). Lonely Planet Georgia Armenia & Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet. p. 201. ISBN 1-74104-477-4.
  2. ^ a b c Kiesling, Brady (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide. Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio.
  3. ^ "Alaverdi Sights". iGuide. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  4. ^ "Horomayri Monastery". St. Gregory of Narek.am. Thomas J. Samuelian. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  5. ^ "s grigori monastery". cilicia.com. Retrieved 2010-02-21.

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