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Only about 600 meters away from the much visited Echmiadzin Cathedral is the Saint Gayane Church, which together with the Cathedral and Saint Hripsime Church (and the further away Zvarnorts Archaeological Site) has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000.
Gayane (Գայանե) church is built in the City of Echmiadzin, a short walk from the Cathedral of Echmiadzin. Built in 630 (according to a chronicle), Hripsime belongs to another architectural type worked out in the epoch of early Christianity in Armenia. This is a domed...More
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 am visiting Armenia. The church is named after a strong woman, who...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 opportunity to feel the religious fervor...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 Mt Ararat help provides a wonderfully peaceful 8m pression. The church service included...More
People mostly focus on the gigantic UNESCO heritage site- Ejmiatsin Cathedral and it's massive complex. But I looked and walked around the cemetery and found this church right across the old crypts. This church is also the burial site of several important ancient people. You...More