Samsonavank Monastery

Coordinates: 40°58′29″N 45°02′11″E / 40.9747°N 45.0364°E / 40.9747; 45.0364
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Samsonavank Monastery
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationTavush Province,
Samsonavank Monastery is located in Armenia
Samsonavank Monastery
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Samsonavank Monastery is located in Tavush
Samsonavank Monastery
Samsonavank Monastery (Tavush)
Geographic coordinates40°58′29″N 45°02′11″E / 40.9747°N 45.0364°E / 40.9747; 45.0364
Completed12th-13th centuries
Dome(s)1 intact on one of the churches.

Samsonavank Monastery (Armenian: Սամսոնավանք) is a 12th–13th century monastery easiest reached via Yenokavan in the Tavush Province of northern Armenia. It is a small monastic complex that is located in a forested area along the slopes of a mountain approximately 6 km to the south of Deghdznuti Vank of the 13th century and not far from the medieval fort of Berdakar.


The site consists of a small domed 12th- or 13th-century church, a shrine, and another small church. Finished stones used in the construction of Samsoni Vank have eroded due to rain.


  • Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio

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