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Sevanavank Monastic Complex

Location: Sevan Peninsula, Lake Sevan, Armenia
Distance from Yerevan city: 60km (1 hour driving)
Built in 9th century – Kingdom of Armenia

Panorama of Sevanavank Monastery

360 Panorama by Sevanavank

Sevanavank (Armenian: Սևանավանք; meaning Sevan Monastery) is a monastic complex located on a peninsula at the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik marz of Armenia, not far from the town of Sevan. Initially the monastery was built at the southern shore of a small island. After the artificial draining of Lake Sevan, which started in the era of Joseph Stalin, the water level fell about 20 metres, and the island transformed into a peninsula. At the southern shore of this newly created peninsula, a guesthouse of the Armenian Writers’ Union was built. [By Wikipedia]