Мedieval monastery Spitakavor St.Astvatsatsin consists of a church, a vestibule, a bell-tower and surrounded by fort-walls. The church is constructed of felsite stone, a fine-grained volcanic rock that often has a white to light gray color. The domed hall-type church, with a cruciform interior and square exterior, contains exemplary models of relief sculptures. The only entrance to the church is from the west, and the statue of St. Mariam is one of the most prominent examples of Armenian medieval sculptural art.
v. Shatin, Vayots Dzor Province, Armenia