Oshakan

Frequented by locals more than foreign visitors, the church at Oshakan contains the tomb of Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet. Built in the 5th century AD but rebuilt since then, it’s been a popular destination for pilgrims over the centuries. The current church dates from 1884 and contains modern paintings by the artist Minasian, giving it a more contemporary feel than many of the nation’s religious buildings.