Saghmosavank monasterySaghmosavank monastery

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Saghmosavank (monastery of psalms) is a 13th century Armenian monastic complex situated atop the precipitous gorge carved by the Kasagh river. Its silhouettes dominate the adjacent villages and rise sharp against the background of the mountains crowned by Mount Aragats.

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The main temples of the monasteries erected by Prince Vache Vachutyan - the Church of Zion in Saghmosavank (1215) and the Church of Karapet in Hovhannavank (1216-1221) belong to the same type of cross-winged domed structure with two-floor annexes in all the corners of the building. Subcupola space predominates in the interiors of both churches, which is reflected in the exterior shapes of these structures.