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Mesrop Mashtots St., 85, Vagharshapat, Armenia
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The nearest Church to Yerevan is located on the outskirts of Echmiadzin. Simple, strict and very soulful. Here you can just stand both inside and in the courtyard. Instead of luxury, stone is everywhere, which makes the Church unique
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Lucky enough to be there where a service was on and a female soloist with a male choir had the most melodic voices. Created such a wonderful atmosphere. On the other hand we were unable to go and see the crypt. Cannot have everything in life! Beautiful dome within the church.
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This church was included as part of Yerani travel tour to Echiamdzin. I'm glad we made the stop. The story of Hripsime is very sad but important one in the history of Armenia becoming first Christian nation in the world.
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Built in the early 7th century in honour of the nun Hripsime, this church is a magnificent example of Armenian churches The nun's mausoleum is in a small room below the altar. There is a bell tower added in the eighteenth century, but apart from that, the church is in the same
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Built on a pagan temple. The church is under construction and temple columns are covered. A Hellenistic temple, similar to the Temple of Garni and dedicated to a pagan goddess, stood in the place of the church. During excavations in 1958 the foundation of a monumental stone
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