The main church of Makaravank was built in 1205.
The church is rectangular outside and a cruciform, domed hall inside. There are two-storey side chapels at the right and left corners of the altar. The interior is generously decorated with highly artistic works of the Armenian medieval sculptors. The ornaments having shapes of octagon stars and octahedrons with carved bas-reliefs depicting mythic creatures, birds, fish and heroes from the Bible are genuine masterpieces of the Armenian art.