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Mother Cathedral of Etchmiadzin

Mother Cathedral of Etchmiadzin

Etchmiadzin Cathedral is located in the fruitful valley of Arax River. The town of Vagharshapat…

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Khosrov Forest State Reserve

Khosrov Forest State Reserve

The Khosrov State Reserve has a rich flora with 1800 species of plants which forms…

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Garni Canyon

Garni Canyon

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

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Armenia & Georgia

Armenia & Georgia

10 days from 826 EUR

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A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

8 Days, 7 Nights Upon Request

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Photography & Jeep Tour

Photography & Jeep Tour

8 Days from 556 EUR

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St. Marineh Church

St. Marine Church is located in Ashtarak town and was built in 1281 from brownish black smooth face tufa stone. The church is a cruciform central-plan from inside and rectangular from exterior (11.45 X 8.88 meters) and drum of the dome is round from inside, decahedral from the outside. A belfry attached to the southern wing was erected in 1838. On the south facade a solar clock is preserved. St. Marine church is striking the eye with emphasized rising shapes, with the elegance of its drum and tall dome.

Alongside with other beautiful churches in Ashtarak town, St. Marineh Church (1281) represents a unique example of the Armenian medieval church architecture. Rectangular on the outside, the church is a central-dome cruciform on the inside. The dome boasts a polyhedral drum and tent roof. The entrance is from the south. The church is built from orange tufa and lime cement.

The exterior facing of the drum and the façades along with the cornices were renovated in 1950, the roofs were covered with stone slabs. The area was renovated and the remains of the outer wall were fortified in 1976

 

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