Saint Gayane Church
Saint Gayane Church
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Areg G
Yerevan, Armenia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
It was actually must see in Vagharshapat (Ejmiatsin), the old church with historical cemeteries and with cemetery of holy virgin Gayane, one of the main Virgins that came from Byzandium empire.
Written September 23, 2023
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kamran1975
Tehran, Iran384 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
After Echmiadzin cathedral, we spend couple of minutes in Saint Gayane.

It could be considered a side dish for main course of Echmiadzin...😊
Written June 25, 2018
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland26,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
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.

But unlike at the Cathedral here I was alone during my whole visit. The church is historically interesting and has architectural value, but it is not an overwhelming sight (unlike several other Armenian churches). The reddish tuff, with which it had been built, gives it some warmth. At the front in the west a portico with three arches had been added. Here one enters through an attractive gate with a fresco in the tympanum above the door.

Inside one sees that the church is a three naved basilica with a central dome on four cruciform pillars. Unlike at the Cathedral the decoration here is modest, with just a few frescoes and some modern, artistically not very valuable paintings in western style.

Saint Gayane, to whom the church is dedicated, was an abbess, who was martyred at this site in the last pagan years of Armenian history (end of the 3rd century).
Written July 28, 2017
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PatrickM_Travels
Almaty, Kazakhstan1,811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Saint Gayane Church is a splendid little church nearby the Echmiatzin complex, originally built in the 7th century and having underwent renovations over the centuries. The legend is that the church is built on the site where Saint Gayane was martyred during the time of the conversion of Armenia to Christianity in the year 301. We visited on a Sunday and there were worshipers using the church. There are lovely murals, khachkars, and other relics about. The site is fairly unknown compared to Echmiatzin and has very small crowds by comparison. I recommend the visit.
Written June 27, 2015
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genibre69
London, UK3,448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Not particularly fascinating architecturally but very cool to see the start of a liturgy when we arrived. Nice garden area to stroll in and garden kitty!
Written June 1, 2022
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tylkopolska
Dublin, Ireland381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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
Written November 12, 2019
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Zuevy
Moscow, Russia1,440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
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 preservation of the Church and the surrounding gardens contribute to the mood.
Written September 25, 2019
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A A
Providence, RI30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This was a stop on our visit to Echmiadzin. Glad we visited this church. St. Gayane just like Hripshime was important figure in the history of Armenia accepting Christianity as a state religion. The story of 2 women is very sad. The churches are very lovely. I'm glad we got to visit both churches.
Written September 13, 2019
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Tomasz K
Gdansk, Poland159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
One of churches on the area of Etchmidzian, beautiful architecture, old graves on the cemetery close to the church
Written November 23, 2018
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Jarek
Gdynia, Poland611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
This church is on UNESCO list. Very old. As I remember is from 7th century. Definitely worth to see and spend some time there.
Written September 19, 2018
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