Photographs. Ruins of Horomayr Monastery

November Highlands: Hiking to Horomayr Monastery

The architectural complex of Saint Nshan monastery of Horomayr, first mentioned in the 7th century, consists of two parts – the lower one situated on the cliffs of the Debed canyon, and the upper one on the vast plateu above. The monastery derives its name from the main church of the lower part – the Saint Nshan, built in 1187 by princes Zakare and Ivane. Its bell-tower was built later in 1290. Other structures of the lower part of the complex are the ruins of Saint Arakyal chapel (1216), a small chapel built in 1201, to the north is the square-schemed chapel built in 1301. The cemetery of the monastery with cross-stones and tombs dating back to 13th century is spread around the complex.
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia

The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia
The ruins of monastery of Horomayr, Lori province, Armenia

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