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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

 

St. Shoghakat (meaning “a drop of light”) church is one of the comparatively recent pieces of reli-gious architecture. It was built only in 1694, near St. Gayane and St. Hripsime. The church was constructed at the holy place where thirty eight nuns had been tortured and martyred by the king Trdat III. Following Gayane and Hripsime, those nuns preferred to die for the sake of their religion. And according to a legend, in honor of those nuns, a drop of light fell on the place where the church was later constructed.

The original St. Shoghakat church was built in the 5-6th centuries, but it was destroyed in the course of the time, and the new one was erected on the very spot of the original one.

The church is a domed single-nave basilica. The edifice is built with red and black tuff typical to Armenian architecture.

Near St. Shoghakat the remnants of a 5th century small chapel can be found.