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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

Holy Gayane has the same history behind as holy Hripsime. Both of them sacrificed themselves, together with thirty eight nuns, for the sake of their religion. Later in 301 AD the king Trdat III, who tortured and killed the nuns, became the king to accept Christianity as a state religion.

 

Though the church of St. Gayane was built centuries ago, in 630, its design remains unaltered. Only partial renovations of the dome and separate sections have been done.

St. Gayane church in Etchmiadzin is an outstanding example of a central-plan domed basilica. The dome of the basilica rests on four piers dividing the rectangular hall into a nave and two aisles, with rectangular chapels. Harmonious proportions and unity of plan are the distinguishing features of this monument. The church is free of special decorative elements.

Before the construction of the present day masterpiece, the spot hosted the burial site of St. Gayane with its chapel.

St. Gayane St. Hripsime together with the other churches in the territory and the main Cathedral are inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.