Goshavank Monastery is located in Gosh village in Tavush Region which is sometimes called as the Armenian Switzerland. The monastery dates back to 12th-13th century and nowadays it’s a nonfunctioning religious center, regardless of the fact that it has been one of the most visited attractions in Armenia. Goshavank is home to one of the most impressive khachkars in the world. Goshavank was erected in the place of an older monastery once known as Nor Getik, which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1188. Mkhitar Gosh, a statesman, scientist and author of numerous fables and parables as well as the first criminal code, took part in the rebuilding of the monastery. At Goshavank, Mkhitar Gosh founded a school. One of its alumni, an Armenian scientist by the name of Kirakos Gandzaketsi wrote The History of Armenia.