Sevanavank is located in the province of Gegharkunik on the peninsula of Sevan.
According to an inscription in one of the churches, the monastery of Sevanavank was founded in 874 by Princess Mariam, the daughter of Ashot I.
The two churches of the complex, Surp Arakelots and Surp Astvatsatsin are both cruciform plan structures with octagonal tambours. Both are quite similar in appearance. Adjacent are the ruins of a gavit whose roof was originally supported by six wooden columns. Some of the remains of the gavit and its columns can be seen in the Armenian Historical Museum and the Hermitage.