Vorotnavank was founded in 1000 AC by queen Shahandukht. It is located in Syunik region, at the edge of Vorotan river gorge. The earlier constructed church St. Grigor (now ruined) was founded by Gregory the Illuminator. The church was an educational center and a pilgrimage place with a miraculous healing power of snakebites. Hovhannes Vorotnetsi, a great Armenian medieval philosopher and the founder of Tatev Vardapetaran (University) worked in Vorotnavank.