Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral

Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral

Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral
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Ben S
Austin, TX7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
About 30 km from Yerevan, this is the church where the creator of the Armenian alphabet is buried. The church building itself is about 150 years old but the cell where St. Mesrop is buried is 1500 years old. It's a humbling experience and worth a detour.
Written 30 April 2023
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Nicolas
Kasakh, Armenia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Very nice church in Armenia, the architecture is unique, old and very beautiful. There are a lots nice sculpture and status on ground outsize of the church are very exceptional.
Written 8 January 2021
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Genadi B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Unusual place
one of the most beautiful places in Armenia.This Church is dedicated to Mesrop Mashtots, the Creator of the Armenian alphabet. There was an alphabet park behind the Church, and it is wonderful, the letters are carved in the stone, in Armenian its called khachqar.
Written 30 August 2019
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Lara K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
This church is dedicated to Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet. They took the alphabet theme very seriously... you'll find the alphabet on the front doors, in the gravel on the ground next to the church, on the walls inside, on the way to Mashtots' tomb, in the alphabet park behind the church, and more. The church is pretty, and its charm is really in the commitment to displaying the alphabet in as many places and media as possible.
The alphabet park behind the church is awesome. The letters are beautifully carved.
You can also visit Mashtots' tomb underneath the altar. The church is definitely worth a visit! It would be pretty no matter what, but the Mashtots element makes it even better.
Written 8 November 2017
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Ashot81
Yerevan, Armenia514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is an amazing place to visit. One of the unique and very spiritual places. Located not far from Yerevan, it is a hidden gem. Don`t hesitate to visit the place.
Here you can find also very nice letter park, where all Armenian alphabet letter statues are located.
Written 1 March 2017
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BijanTehran_Iran
Tehran, Iran487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
The main reason to visit Oshakan, is because of the tomb of Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet.After his death in 444 a small chapel was built on his tombstone.The church was built between 1875 and 1879.The entrance to the church was decorated with 36 khachkars (cross-stones), depicting the 36 original letters of the Armenian alphabet created by Saint Mesrop.
Written 2 July 2015
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,000 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Friends
We visited this cathedral when we crossed Oshakan to go towards the Mount Aragats (the highest peak in Armenia today).
Oshakan is a village rather sleepy, but this church (which overlooks a small square along the highway H19) drew our attention by a huge statue on the right side of the facade.
The statue is that of Mesrop Mashtots, the monk and scientist who in the first half of the fourth century CE invented the alphabet still used, thus giving a powerful contribution to the Armenian culture.
The church houses the tomb of Mesrop, although it is modern (1875).
To commemorate this illustrious person, in addition to the statue you can observe, in the garden outside the church, many small hedges, each of them reproduces a letter of the Armenian alphabet; also you can remark many clay pillars, which, evoking the forms of "khatchkar" (the traditional Armenian crosses carved in stone): they also reproduce the letters of the alphabet.
If you cross even quickly Oshakan, this site is worth a stop; as a stop is advised at the small canyon formed by the Kasakh river and crossed by H19 highway just south of the church, with its picturesque bridge dating at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Written 1 May 2015
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