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Saint Gayane Church, Vagharshapat

Categories: Churches, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 20+ 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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  • 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...  read more »
  • Despite the fact that the temple is located next to the monastery, there is quiet and cozy. Near Sadiq-ogorodik, as if the terms of the countryside. The history of the Church: its tragic founded in memory of the first Christian mučenicah of Armenia, who rejected the encroachment of Armenian King. Temple 7 century and perfectly preserved to our time. Inside the stiot look at the necropolis of the Armenian clergy.
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  • St. Gayane Temple is behind the monastery complex of Echmiadzin. Walking very close pass, but I got on the bus, because it was part of a tourist group, and the same was going to a heavy downpour. I drew attention to the gravestones before entering the St. Gayane Temple. Funeral services are often held in the temple, and during my visit.
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  • A beautiful little church with a quiet park very close to the Mother Church.
  • It's a very old and very beautiful church...
  • Very nice
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  • Amazing place!
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