The church of St. Gayane in Echmiadzin (now Vagharshapat) in Armavir Province was built in the seventh century. It is a three-naved domed basilica of the type encountered at Odzun and, as such, is included in the list of churches included in that entry. However, unlike most of the monuments on the list, the prominent location of this church in the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church means that it was renovated in the seventeenth century and has therefore undergone more change than the other buildings of this type.
Date of Visit
9th August 2017
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Emma Loosley, “St. Gayane, Echmiadzin (Vagharshapat),” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed September 23, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/845.