Saghmosavank (Aragatsotn region)

Like the Hovhannavank monastery which is five kilometers south, Saghmosavank is situated atop the precipitous gorge carved by the Kasagh river. Their silhouettes dominate the adjacent villages and rise sharp against the background of the mountains crowned by Mount Aragats. Subcupola space predominates in the interiors of both churches, which is reflected in the exterior shapes of these structures.