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“The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos Khor Virap's is noted as a monastery and pilgrimage site because Gregory the Illuminator was initially imprisoned here...”
“Khor Virap is an armenian monastery located 30 km from yerevan city in the Ararat plain and also near to Turkey border about 30 south side from Yerevan The most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint...”
“Poised overlooking a gorge the garni pagan temple is a unique site few of which remain to day in Armenia - the landscape is arid and dramatic and the temple similar to greek temples is pagan with hellenic influences.”
“It's an amazing historical sight in its own right yet being situated on a promontory that juts out into the Garni gorge, the views around are also incredible and a key part of this place.”