Haghartsin is a 10-13th-century monastery located near the town of Dilijan in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It was built between the 10th and 13th centuries (in the 12th under Khachatur of Taron); much of it under the patronage of the Bagrationi Dynasty.
Traditionally, an eagle was soaring over the dome of the main building at its dedication and thus it became commonly known as the monastery of the playing (or soaring) eagle("Hagh" means a game while "Artsin" a form of "Artsiv" means eagle in Armenian)
In 2011, Haghartsin Monastery underwent major renovation by Armenia Fund with a donation from HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah. Today the complex is reachable by paved road with a large parking area, a gift shop, bakery and other facilities on site. In 2017 the monastery was incorporated into the Transcaucasian Trail long-distance hiking route.