St. Thaddeus Monastery

St. Thaddeus was a disciple of Jesus Christ that was invited by “Abgar”, the king of Armenia, about 40 A.D. to spread the words of God. This Monastery has some unique features. For instance, we can mention its beautiful architecture and plotting which are among the in Visual Arts. In addition, the enclosure and watchtowers which exist around the monastery have made St. Thaddeus Monastery a castle.

The initial structure of the monastery goes back to the 4th Century. It was built on the Tomb of St. Thaddeus who was a Christian missionary. Thus it was named St. Thaddeus. Each year at Christmas many people come to visit this site from all over the country. Therefore, Daniel’s Tomb is in Susa.