Chapel of Chupan

Coordinates: 38°58′32″N 45°34′22″E / 38.97549577°N 45.5729118°E / 38.97549577; 45.5729118
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Chapel of Chupan
Հովվի մատուռ
Chapel of Chupan
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationJolfa, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Chapel of Chupan is located in Iran
Chapel of Chupan
Shown within Iran
Geographic coordinates38°58′32″N 45°34′22″E / 38.97549577°N 45.5729118°E / 38.97549577; 45.5729118
Official name: Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
Criteriaii, iii, vi
Designated2008 (32nd session)
Reference no.1262

The Chapel of Chupan, sometimes called the Shepherd's Chapel, is a small, historic Armenian church in a mountain valley west of Jolfa near the Aras River in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. It was added to Iran's National Heritage List in 2002, and designated a World Heritage Site in 2008. It is part of the Saint Stepanos Monastic Ensemble, within the Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran listing.[1]

The chapel was built in 1518, likely for shepherds of the region who did not have immediate access to a church. It has a cruciform shape, and is made of stone and mortar. The interior walls are covered in plain plaster.[2] It was rebuilt in 1836.[3]



  1. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2023-10-21.
  2. ^ "Chapel Of Chupan". Retrieved 2023-10-21.
  3. ^ "Chupan Chapel (Saint Stepanos Ensemble)". Tishineh. Retrieved 2019-07-11.