The places in this region
The ruins of Aghjots monastery or St. Stephen\'s church are in Khosrov reserve. According to tradition it was founded by Gregory Illuminator on the site where one of Virgin Hripsime\'s attendants Stephen was tortured.
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Khor Virap Monastery
Khor Virap monastery is situated in Ararat valley, on the bank of Arax river, where Gregory Illuminator was imprisoned by king Tiridat III for 13 years.
Havuts Tar monastery
Havuts Tar monastery (11-13cc) is presented to us in ruins. St. Savior’s church was built in 10-13cc by Gregory Pahlavooni.