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Armenian Monastery of Bzommar

  • religious museum

Ghosta, Keserwan district

Dominating the heart of Keserwan, the monastery of Bzommar built in 1749 includes a building dedicated to Armenian culture with a spiritual and cultural center comprising a museum, reading and exhibition rooms, archives, documents and photographs. The monastery museum gives a general view of eastern profane and religious art, particularly Armenian. There are souvenirs of Emir Bashir, who, whenever he traveled, entrusted all his possessions and fortune to the monastery. On the monastery lands, there are well-tended vines which give an excellent and famous wine. There is also a special wing for Byzantine mosaics.