With its backdrop of the terracotta cliffs of the Amaghu River gorge, this monastery must have one of the most picturesque settings in all of Armenia. The monastery features the two-storey Holy Mother of God church, Surb Astvatsatsin as well as St Gregory’s chapel with its vaulted hall. In the 13th and 14th centuries this was the home of Syunik’s bishops and therefore an important religious centre.