Surb Sarkis Church
S. Sarkis was supposedly built in the 19th century upon older foundations. It looks to be a new church because of extensive restoration work done recently, but a small number of the older original stones carved with decorative relief and inscriptions replaced with new stone and now sitting next to the foundation of the building show its age to be much older. It offers a fine view to the three churches of Tsiranavor, Spitakavor, and Karmravor
Also known as Surb Astvatsatsin, the church was built in the 7th c. and features a single reddish clay tile domed roof hence the name Tsiranavor, which means "reddish". It is a small church but quite interesting.
Spitakavor meaning "whitish" is a triple-aisled basilica built in the 5th-6th centuries most likely between 540-557. The front faÃ§ade is whitewashed and has a lengthy inscription. Walls remain but the roof has since collapsed. Note: Some confusion about the name of the churches of Spitakavor and Tsiranavor has seemed to have occurred due to the misplacement of the Russian markers located inside the two structures.
Tsiranavor meaning "apricotish" is a small church built between the 13th to 14th centuries. Its roof has since collapsed, but walls remain.
Surb MarinÃ© Church
S. Mariane was built in the year 1271 or according to some sources 1281. It has a beatiful umbrella dome that rests above.