Tour to Saghmosavank, Hovhannavaq, Alley of Armenian alphabet
Our first stop is Saghmosavank. The monastery rises above the gorge near the Kasakh River, from the shore of which a wonderful view of the monastery opens. After that we continue our journey in the direction of Hovhannavank. The monastery was built in the 12th century from orange and black tuff, a type of limestone common in Armenian architecture, which gives it a striking checkered pattern. What makes this church so impressive, apart from its age, is its location. The monastery stands on the edge of the Kasagh Canyon, a long and wide gorge cut by the Kasag River. Therefore, the view from the monastery is simply amazing. At the end of the day we will visit the Alley of Letters, a monument dedicated to the Armenian alphabet.