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Monastery Mughni

The monastery is located in the eponymous village, 2 km north of Ashtarak

Monastery Mughni

The monastery is located in the eponymous village, 2 km north of Ashtarak. The complex includes the main church of St. Grigor (1661-1669) with a gallery, the refectory, the abbot of apartments and offices. Structures monastery surrounded by beautiful, well-kept garden and a wall.

Church of St. Grigor was built by the architect Hizanetsi Sahak and his successor Murat A cross on the basilica type. Significant size structure is one of the most interesting buildings of its time. Round drum of the dome is completed umbrella tent. Under the dome windows - the relief of the evangelists. fragments of the XVII century paintings preserved in the interior of the church.

To the left of the altar - the tomb of St. Gregory. Open gallery three-arch erected at the same time with the church, and differs from similar buildings. Its average span is made slightly higher and wider than the side, which greatly enhances the architectural expression.

In the same village, about halfway between the monasteries and Mughni Ovanavank is nameless church XIV century. Interestingly unusual location of the bell tower to the building of the church.