St. Gayane Church

December 7, 2018

St. Gayanh church is built in the 7th century in the City of Echmiadzin, a short walk from the Cathedral of Echmiadzin. St. Gayane was built by Catholicos Ezra I in the year 630. In 1652 the church underwent capital reconstruction. This is a domed basilica with an octahedral drum resting on four internal pillars which divide the interior of the structure into three naves. According to the legend this church was constructed over the tomb of Virgin Gayane, who was martyred for preaching Christianity. In 2000, Saint Gayane Church was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage.

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