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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  • I know that a traveling person sometimes gets tired, from monotony, from the same luxury of the hotel, or landscape, modernity sometimes oppresses, or it is too ahead to catch up. to release all this and to acquire a new feeling I suggest you visit THE STRAMANA OF HRAM - ARMENIAN , the harsh simplicity and monumentality of the first Christian temples, holy relics and relics, the tombs of martyrs and the grace of medieval Christian architecture will give you heavenly peace and harmony in the soul. Here reigns the word of God and its laws
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  • The church is named in memory of the tortured and murdered martyr Gayane, who fled from Rome and was murdered together with other martyrs because of refusal of one of them to marry the Armenian tsar. It is located in the town of Vāharshapat, near the cathedral of Echmiadzin. Very Interesting place for excursion and acquaintance of Armenian history.
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  • Marvelous church! Really recommended!
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