Observer member

Yerevan, Armenia

General Information

Regional secretariat


Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

Registration Year


Registration Criteria

Criterion (ii): The monastery of Geghard, with its remarkable rock-cut churches and tombs, is an exceptionally well preserved and complete example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture and decorative art, with many innovatory features which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in the region.

Historical Reference

The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of Armenian medieval architecture. The complex of medieval buildings is set into a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by towering cliffs at the entrance to the Azat Valley.



Mr. Hayk Marutyan

City of Yerevan

1 Argishti str.
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

(+374 11) 514 200
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Ms. Vergine Simonyan

Chief expert of the Foreign Relations
Department of the Municipality of Yerevan

+37410 51-41-85
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