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Established: 7 c
From Yerevan: 48,5 km/ 45 min.
St. Grigor church (Aruchavank) is the main monastic complex of Aruch village, located on the foot of the Eastern slope of Aragats Mount, in Aragatsotn region. Aruch monastery is one of the most important spiritual and architectural monuments of Armenia.
Aruch is the largest early medieval domed church of Armenia (34.6 x 16.95 m); significant for architecture as well as preserved fresco. According to the testimony, left by historians, the church was built during the reign of Armenian duke Grigor Mamikonyan and leadership of catholicos of all Armenians Anastas Akoretsi. You can visit Aruchavank within our “Tour to Gyumri” package.