Haghpat Monastery is a medieval monastery complex in Haghpat, built between the 10th and 13th century. Described as a “masterpiece of religous architecture and a major center of learning in the Middle Ages”, Haghpat monastery was placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1996. The largest church in the complex, the Cathedral of Surb Nshan, probably begun in 976, was completed in 991 by king Smbat.
Carrying outstanding universal value to humanity, the Monastery of Sanahin was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. The monastery represents an entire complex, which comprises the Church of Saint Astvatsatsin, the Church of All-Savior, the Chapel of Grigor, scriptorium, academy, the gavit of Saint Astvatsatsin Church, the gavit of All-Savior Church, the belfry, the sepulcher of Kyurikyans, the sepulcher of Zakaryans, the sepulcher of Arghutyan-Erkaynabazuks (Long-Armed), the Church of Saint Hakob, the spring and the refectory.