5 FACTS ABOUT GORGEOUS
KHOR VIRAP MONASTERY IN
Khor Virap use to be a Royal Prison.
Khor Virap is located near Ararat Mountain where Noah's Ark is said to have landed.
Gregory the Illuminator stayed in the dungeon for 13 years with snakes and insects and came out of it alive.
According to legend Apostles, Thaddeus and Bartholomew met each other by the "Otiats Khach" shrine in Khor Virap.
After getting released from prison, Gregory the Illuminator declared Armenia the first Christian nation in the world.