Saint George's Church, Garnahovit

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Saint Georg Church
Սուրբ Գեւորգ Եկեղեցի
St. Gevorg church Garnahovit 01.JPG
The Church of St. Georg in the village of Garnahovit.
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RegionCaucasus
Location
LocationGarnahovit, Aragatsotn Province,
 Armenia
Saint George's Church, Garnahovit is located in Armenia
Saint George's Church, Garnahovit
Shown within Armenia
Geographic coordinates40°29′49″N 43°57′22″E / 40.496831°N 43.956134°E / 40.496831; 43.956134Coordinates: 40°29′49″N 43°57′22″E / 40.496831°N 43.956134°E / 40.496831; 43.956134
Architecture
StyleArmenian
Completedmid-7th century
Dome(s)1

The church of Saint George (Armenian: Սուրբ Գեւորգ Եկեղեցի; pronounced Surp Gevork) is located centrally in the village of Garnahovit, Aragatsotn Province, Armenia. Its imposing architecture dominates the surrounding village and landscape.[1]

Architecture[edit]

St. Gevorg has a single large Byzantine-style red tile, octagonal umbrella dome that is centered over the church. The style of domed roof is uncommon in Armenia, especially on larger structures. The dome sits above an octagonal drum that is pierced by twelve small windows; pairs of windows on each of the four sides, and single windows on the other four sides. The church was renovated at least once.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 49. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.