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Saint Gayane Church, Vagharshapat

#3 of 7 in Historic Sites in Armavir Province
Church Landmark
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 is a historical church with amazingly spiritual presence. My husband and I got married in this 7th century architectural masterpiece as a symbol of Christianity. I always visit this church when I...  more »
  • 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 »
  • The armenians like this church very much. Maybe it's favourite church of majority in Echmiadzin. You have to go and see by your eyes and of course soul. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 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!
  • Brilliant example of armenian church
  • Quiet and nice
  • A beautiful little church with a quiet park very close to the Mother Church.