Noravank monasteryNoravank monastery

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Noravank (meaning "New Monastery") is a 13th century Armenian monastery, located in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu river. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery.

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The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surp Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building.

In the 13th–14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik's bishops and, consequently. a major religious and, later, cultural center of Armenia closely connected with many of the local seats of learning, especially with Gladzor's famed university and library.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noravank