Tsiranavor Church Parpi

The 5th century Tsiranavor Church is located on the western edge of the village of Parpi.
Approaching from the east you will see crumbled and exposed wall of the church where presumably the altar and central apse would have been. The church was renovated several times. A major renovation in the 7th century and another in the 10th century. Famous Armenian architect Toros Toramanian theorizes that in the 10th century during the Arab invasions, this church was fortified and turned into a fortress!