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.
Tours To Saint Gayane Church
Group Tour: Echmiadzin (Mother Cathedral & churches, Treasury), Zvartnots Temple BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Private tour to Echmiadzin, Zvartnots, Khor Virap BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Saint Gayane Church Reviews
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 more »
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... more »
Marvelous church! Really recommended!
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