The monastery consists of two churches, jamatun (a type of gavit, a porch which is not directly connected to the main building) and library.

The ensemble is situated atop the gorge of the Kasagh River, on its right bank and is only 7-8 km away from the town of Ashtarak. The delightful silhouette can be seen from afar. From the monastery of Saghmosavank, a breathtaking view of the double cone of Mount Ararat and fertile valley of Arax can be enjoyed.