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Saint Gayane Church, Vagharshapat

(4.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Saint Gayane Church boasts a rich history dating back to the year 630. Despite its age, the church remained relatively unchanged over the years, marking the spot in which Abbess Gayane was tortured and martyred in 301, during the turbulent period of Armenia's conversion to Christianity. Head inside to explore the three-nave basilica and carved frescoes demonstrating typical Armenian architecture of the time. Arrange your visit to Saint Gayane Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vagharshapat using our Vagharshapat trip itinerary builder.
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  • Located in the Echmiadzin in minute meals from the main complex, with a large number of the large complex of Church, we were absolutely alone, Gayane, where you can stroll among vast territory among the graves. The Church is not very big, inside you will find a ladder leading down to the disposal of the Gayane.
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  • We visited this church on a Hyur Service tour of Unesco World Heritage sites and we really enjoyed visiting it while there was a service going on . It limited us on our visit but it provided us the op...  more »
  • This was another wonderful experience. This church is on the UNESCO list and deservedly so. Amazingly wrll built and preserved it is a wonderful example of Early Armenian Church architecture. Views of...  more »
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  • Saint Gayane is a very unique church situated in Vagharshapat. According to a legend, it is built on a site where saint Gayane (one of the 37 virgins who fled the Roman Empire because they were Christians) was executed. You can still visit her tomb which is situated under the right side of the altar. The church is decorated with lavish ornaments . It is one of the important places to visit if you are travelling in Armenia!
  • A beautiful little church with a quiet park very close to the Mother Church.
  • It's a very old and very beautiful church...
  • History, drevno, beautifully, I recommend highly!
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  • Very nice
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