Church of Saint John, Mastara

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Church of Saint John
Սուրբ Յովհաննես Եկեղեցի
Mastara Church.jpg
St. John Church of Mastara, October 2014
View from the southwest
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
LocationMastara, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia
Church of Saint John, Mastara is located in Armenia
Church of Saint John, Mastara
Shown within Armenia
Geographic coordinates40°27′06″N 43°53′02″E / 40.451631°N 43.883883°E / 40.451631; 43.883883Coordinates: 40°27′06″N 43°53′02″E / 40.451631°N 43.883883°E / 40.451631; 43.883883
Completed5th century

The Church of Saint John (Surp Hovanes), also known as Mastara Church, in Mastara, Armenia dates from the 5th century. It features a variation of the cruciform plan and central cupola'd church. In accordance with its square plan, the four projecting apses, inward-facing circular and outward facing polygonal, offer the requisite supports to hold up the imposing polygonal cupola. The complex church designs are like those in Avan and St. Hripsime Church, Echmiadzin.

The works of medieval architecture in Mastara include, among others, numerous khachkars.


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