Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
|Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery
Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (de facto)
Azerbaijan (de jure)
|Affiliation||Caucasian Albanian church, Armenian Apostolic Church|
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery (Armenian: Եղիշէ Առաքեալի վանք, or Monastery of Yeghishe the Apostle) is an Caucasian Albanian church, later Armenian Apostolic Church located on the bank of the Yeghsharakel River in the Mardakert region of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Because of the close proximity to the militarized border, no visitors are allowed to travel to the monastery.
Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery was built sometime in the 5th century and expanded in the 13th century. The minster is surrounded by 7 chapels, one of which is the tomb of Caucasian Albanian King Vachagan III, also known as Vachagan the Pious (487-510).
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