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Akhtala Monastic Complex

Akhtala Monastic Complex

Akhtala (Armenian: Ախթալա վանք; Georgian: ახტალის ტაძარი) is a 10th-century fortified Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the town of Akhtala town in the marz of Lori, 185 kilometers (115 mi) north of Yerevan. The monastery is currently inactive. The fortress played a major role in protecting the north-western regions of Armenia (state of Gugark) and is among the most well preserved of all in modern Armenia. The main church at the compound is famous for its highly artistic frescoes, which cover the inside walls, the partitions, and the bearings of the building.