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Sanahin Monastery

Lori Region, Armenia


Sanahin is a village in the northern province of Lori in Armenia, now considered part of the city of Alaverdi. The village is notable for its monastery complex Sanahin Monastery. The monasteries are situated in the north of Armenia, in the Tumanian district.

Sanahin is now within the limits of Alaverdi city, and Haghpat is to the north-east of it, in the village of the same name. Standing on a high plateau, amidst low structures, they rise sharp against the background of steep forest-grown slopes of Bazum ridge. The ensembles are complemented by small churches built near them.

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