Saint Gayane Church, Vagharshapat

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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. Our Vagharshapat online route planner makes visiting Saint Gayane Church and other Vagharshapat attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • its beautifull monastary area they are doing renovation now so when on tour you get to visit a part of the museum in the back ,and museum is amazing with historic pieces in it 
    its beautifull monastary area they are doing renovation now so when on tour you get to visit a part of the museum in the back ,and museum is amazing with historic pieces in it  more »
  • The temple is located near Echmiadzin. During the restoration of the Cathedral in Echmiadzin, it serves as its replacement. Here at present the Catholicos communicates with his flock. Very good... 
    The temple is located near Echmiadzin. During the restoration of the Cathedral in Echmiadzin, it serves as its replacement. Here at present the Catholicos communicates with his flock. Very good...  more »
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  • Early Christian church (6C. A.C) based on pagan temple ruins, nice surrounding, every Saturday traditional Armenian weddings.
  • Beautiful, peaceful place to be

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