The monastery complex of Khorakert tower lies to the northwest of Sanahin and Haghpat, on the western slope of Mt.Lalvar, near the village Jiliza (Lori district). The once rich monastery was built in a dense forest, among age-old trees, and this influenced the distinctive architectural and artistic features of its structures. The main buildings of Khorakert are the main temples and the vestibule. They take up the middle of a plot extended from west to east and encircled by a stone wall. The main entranceway to the monastery is a spacious vaulted premise that has wide arched passageways decorated with half-columns and ornamental carvings. Within the confines of the wall are the survived remnants of a refectory and two small vaulted chapels. To the south of the chapels, near the wall, amidst trees, there is a wall connected with a secret passage leading to a gorge. The main temple is the largest, the highest, and the most artistically expressive building of Khorakert (12th). As it is distinct from similar churches, it is lightly extended in length. The interior decoration of the main temple is rather modest. The architecture of the cupola is unique not only in Armenian but also all over the world. The drum of the cupola has a decahedral shape, rare in Armenia. The cupola of Khorakert temple is an intermediate link between ordinary cupola and multi-column rotundas used in bell towers. The inside of the cupola is also the most original. The constructive basis of its hemisphere is made up of three pairs of intersecting arches that form a six-pointed star.