Top services

 

Airline tickets

Buy a ticket to Armenia.

 

Rent a car

Rent car in Armenia.

 

Find a hotel

Find best hotels in Armenia.

kiwi taxi

Sights

Garni Canyon

Garni Canyon

In the Canyon near Garni village, you will find impressive basalt monuments that have obtained…

Read More
Folk Art Museum

Folk Art Museum

In the end of 1930s headed by the ethnographer and folk-collector Habetnak Babayan they founded…

Read More
Vorotan River Canyon

Vorotan River Canyon

Vorotan Canyon is located in Syunik Region. The canyon seems to be particularly amazing because…

Read More
 

Tours

Classic Winter Tour

Classic Winter Tour

 7 Days from 275 EUR

Read More
Getik Valley Rural Tour

Getik Valley Rural Tour

2 Days/1 Night Price Upon Request

Read More
Fascinating Mountains

Fascinating Mountains

7 Days from 561 EUR

Read More

St. Gayaneh Church

Saint Gayane church built in Vagharshapat town is a walking distance from Etchmiadzin Cathedral. The 10th-century Armenian historian CatholicosHovhannesDraskhankertsi states, that St. Gayanei Church was founded by CatholicosYezr between 630 and 641.

On the site of the church, the Virgin Gayaneh was martyred by the order of the pagan Armenian King Trdat III. Later renovation has been carried out the 17th century during which a agallery was added next to façade. It is a basilica-type church with a central nave and two aisles and crowned at the center of a dome. St. Gayane is one of the earliest examples of this synthesis by Armenian architects of the three-aisle basilica-type church built in Armenia in earlier centuries and the central-plan church which later became widespread there.

According to the fifth-century Armenian historian Agatangelos, Gayaneh was one of the virgins who came with other nuns from Rome to Armenia to escape the forced marriage with the pagan Roman emperor Diocletian. Gayaneh also rejected king Trdat of Armenia for which she was put to death in the place of the St. Gayaneh church is standing now.

back to top