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Gandzasar (Treasury mountain)-The main temple dates back to the 13th century, which was anointment in 1240 by 700 priests. According to the testimonies of the historians here used to be another small church, which was ruined and this big one was built in order to serve bigger authorities. This is a spiritual center of Nagory Karabagh. The episcopal residence of Aghvan patriarchate was here. It had a rich manuscript depository and a school. In the 18th century it became main center of liberating movements.
Amaras-this is one of the ancient Christian churches of Armenia. It was built by Grigor the Illuminator just after the adoption of Christianity in 301. The first school of Nagorny Karabagh was founded here just after the creation of Armenian alphabet (405) by Mesrop Mashtots-the creator of Armenian alphabet.
Shushi- Shushi is administrative center of Nagorny Karabagh. The most impressive is its position, as all the village is located on the edge of canyon. Standing near the main church you just wonder how the enemy could conquer this city. Shusi temple was built on a hill surrounded by 6-8m height gates. The main church Amenaprtich dates back to the 19th century. This is one of the biggest churches of Armenia.
Dadivank-According to tradition this church was built in the place of the grave of Dadi, who was died in the first century A.D. during the preaching of Christianity. In the 5th century this was resident of episcopes. In the 12th century during the Arabian invasions this was used as fortress. The survived building of the complex date back from 12th-13th centuries. This complex is rich with inscriptions and beautiful ornaments. The complex include different kinds of churches, temple and xachkars
Ethnographical museum just near the border, where you can see different kinds of carpets and other samples of Armenian arts. There is no prohibitions for tourists and Armenians, except some parts which belong to Adzerbadgan.
For more details please have a look at History of Nagorny Karabagh